Here There Be Spoilers: The Newest "Walking Dead" Image Is Gonna Ruin Things -- And Make You Lose Your Sh*t
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Here There Be Spoilers: The Newest "Walking Dead" Images Are Gonna Ruin Things — And Make You Lose Your Sh*t

By TK | Trade News | June 14, 2012 | Comments ()


Some of these you've likely seen, but the last is the newest one, the most spoilertastic, and the awesomest:

First, we've got Rick in "don't-take-no-shit" mode.=

Then we've got Michonne (Danai Gurira), the mysterious hooded figure at the end of Season 2. She is, put simply, fucking badass. You likely haven't seen much of Gurira before, but she's done a ton of stage work and trust me -- she's amazing.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is The Governor (David Morrissey!), next season's main antagonist. No, he looks nothing like he does in the books, but I'm totally OK with that.

Last, but most goddamn definitely not least -- Merle Motherfuckin' Dixon is back, y'all.

Season 3 of "The Walking Dead" returns in October, and I'm once again excited. Hopefully we'll get more consistency this season, but regardless the show remains one of the most engaging ones on television.

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  • ASterisk

    Does anybody else think Merle will have a hard time drawing that pistol without a hand? I mean, it can't just be there for show.

  • The Fiendish Dr. Wu

    Fun Fact: The black zombie in the 1st pic will actually have more lines than T-Dog.

  • melissa82

    I'm so excited for Merle Dixon! But secretly I was hoping for a Lori-zombie....

  • Barry

    Thanks for the heads-up, if merely as a reminder to get this crapfest off my DVR.

  • emmelemm


    Hot damn, I love Michael Rooker.

  • Sanity Fair

    Hmmm...I'm very excited about Michonne finally appearing, but wary after the butchery they made of season 2. Also in regards to Michonne, I don't really like this African warrior vibe they appear to be going for. She was a lawyer. Where does one even come across a vest like that?

  • junierizzle

    After the lamer than lame season 2, I couldn't be any more less excited. I wont be watching. I've never seen a show being so forgiven by an audience. Everyone forgot how boring and idiotic 13 episodes were because there was a glimpse of a prison in the last episode. I wanted it to be good to but I accepted the fact that this show just isn't good. For example, the Sophia storyline would have made a great episode, they dragged it out FOR HALF THE SEASON.

  • Forbiddendonut

    On the flipside, I've never seen a show being so eviscerated by an audience. Some of the complaints about the show are crazy and outlandish. At least you "wont be watching" as opposed to all the people out there who hate it, yet can't seem to turn their TV's off.
    I've always found it very easy to stop watching a show I hate.

  • I'm one of the few that enjoyed every minute of season 2. Even the slow and super slow moments.

  • Ninaws

    Hopefully they won't be on a strict 'one to two zombies per episode' budget like last season. Color me crazy but I like there to be zombies in my zombie tv shows.

  • Ender

    p.s. they know how to stage a photo... do they know how to pace a show?

  • Ender

    Wow! They've only just got to Michonne? Damn, they're taking their time. She's badass, unfortunately the entire storyline with her and the Governor is awful, squicky, nasty, uneccessary and cheap. Glad to see her though.

  • space_oddity

    And OF COURSE Merle is working for The Governor. I was really down on much of season two, but it really picked up for me by the end, and I can't wait for season three.

  • BLA

    It makes sense considering...


    What happened to him and what is going to happen to another major character when he meets the Governor.

    See, I said it was veiled.

  • Melody Be

    So exciting! I love Michael Rooker, he is always so good. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the most terrifying movies I've ever seen.

  • I got a little misty eyed looking at these pictures. I can f*cking WAIT!! Damn, I'm excited. I was just thinking yesterday how I'd love to see some pics from production and today you have them for me!

  • Ender

    Have you read the books? How has the series compared so far?

  • David Sorenson

    I think the books are better. As it's an ongoing series, they can afford to be patient with storylines and more flexible with time. They can also be darker. There are some events in the book that will probably not be allowed in the upcoming season. While some characters are weaker in the book (Shane and the not-in-the-book Daryl) than in the show, others are much less annoying (Andrea and Lori).

    That said, it is an unfair comparison. The series is nearing issue #100 if I remember correctly and has had way more time to develop.

  • drmcninja007

    In my opinion, the books are much better. Due to the fact that they don't need to deal with television and all its criticism, they can take a lot more risks and really surprise you with what they can do. I think the character development is very good, and you can see each character change over the arc of the books, as opposed to the show, which I couldn't stand watching after the beginning of season 2.

  • John G.

    The comics are not very good. There isn't very much in the way of character development. Every character speaks in stark, absolutist terms. It reads like it was written for 12 year old boys who don't understand complex emotion, just "mine", "want", "sex" and "kill".

    The TV series, while it has its ups and downs, and some bad writing, at least understands that characters need to talk and explore ideas once and awhile, not just rage one minute and sulk the next, like an unmedicated ADHD kid on meth.

  • Emmet O'Cuana

    Yes I'd agree with that. After a while I had to just stop reading the comic. The question posed by the initial issues was 'What if a zombie story never ended?' The answer, it turns out, is you wind up with a marginally more bloody soap opera.

  • superasente

    I think the book suffers from a nearly-complete lack of gallows humor. It's too heavy. It's hard to read about these peoples' dreary, horrible lives without ever taking a breather, or a moment of joy to lighten the dark.

    And though the characters do tend to speak in absolutes, I'm not sure it's because they're underdeveloped. Rick, Andrea, Glen, and even Lori - they're well developed characters. They're complex and three-dimensional. But because the lightness is so sparsely peppered into the dense melodrama, it's difficult to really feel anything for any of them. You never feel any real connection to them because they never seem to exhibit any joy.

  • Forbiddendonut

    I totally agree with you. I read a lot of comics. I still read "Walking Dead." I enjoy it well enough, but it's because I love a zombie yarn, not because it's great writing. The characters are very bland and its very much just "mine", "want", "sex" and "kill". Very much.
    The comic also suffers from a lack of any real direction in terms of overall story arc.
    I think the TV show is better. It does have it's ups and downs (though, to me, it's more ups than downs), but there is a better sense of character and ideas and what not. It's more finally crafted.

  • Lindzgrl

    I agree about the comics, actually, but I'm not a regular comics reader so maybe I just don't understand the genre.

  • sj

    Yeah, I'm not sure I agree. I thought they go through a lot of effort to develop character in between zombie kills; sometimes, you could go a whole issue without a zombie showing up, not that it keeps the humans from providing some of the violence themselves.

    And why the hell WOULDN'T things be put in absolutist terms, needs reduced to basic levels, and emotions swing wildly back and forth during a zombie fucking apocalypse? If anything, it seemed quite realistic to me, seeing how everyone's a walking pile of PTSD that keeps building up with each disemboweling of your fellow survivor (and not always at the rotting hands of zombies, if it comes to that.)

    In light of all that, I think emotional complexity would be a luxury long discarded.

  • John G.

    yeah, it's not all zombie kills. Sometimes its the living killing each other. Sometimes its cannibals. Sometimes its killing each other over disagreements on policy. Then someone sulks in a corner, and we get a tight close up of their face grimacing as they declare some absolutist policy like "from now on, you go through me" or "this is the last time I turn my back on you" or "If you do that again, I will kill you." If that's your thing, good for you, but you can't deny it's juvenile.

  • REL

    The Governor is an antagonist, not a protagonist, but I get your drift. Welcome back, Merle, you racist SOB.

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