Last night's epic season finale of The Walking Dead featured a surprise cameo from a fan favorite from the comic book series, Michonne. Actress Danai Gurira will be playing the role in season 3 of the show. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman also had this to say about Michonne to TV Line: The introduction of Michonne was an incredible moment, but I’m curious: Why did you decide not to show her face? Was that just an issue of the role not having been cast yet?
"We thought that it would be a little bit more mysterious. And, also,
in the interest of keeping these things secret, the casting would’ve
been announced right away. And because it is such a short scene, we
didn’t cast an actress; we used a stand-in. And as far as her
relationship with Andrea goes, she cut the head off of a zombie. She
could easily stab Andrea next in the first minutes of Season 3, so who
knows what that relationship will be like?" The Walking Dead returns to television in October!