‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 Details Revealed

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 23rd, 2012 at 8:59 am,

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 First Look: ‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Preview Reveals The Prison

The Walking Dead season 2 finale has aired and our favorite group of survivors are now on to their next adventure. Since October is such a long time to wait for the next season of The Walking Dead, why not find out what’s in for season 3 now.

[WARNING - Walking Dead season 3 SPOILERS Follow!!!]


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Following the shocking finale that brought about – among other things – the introduction of Michonne (Danai Gurira – who was NOT the actress in the shadowy cloak), as well as the reveal of next season’s setting: the prison. Now, fans are wondering what’s in store for Rick and Co. next season.

With David Morrissey signing up to play the Governor and Michael Rooker confirming that Merle will be returning, it’s time to turn to executive producer Robert Kirkman for some answers.

Speaking with TV Line, Kirkman talked about some of the things fans can expect to see in The Walking Dead season 3:


About ‘The Walking Dead’ season 3:

What I really like about the transition from Season 2 to Season 3 as opposed to Season 1 to Season 2 transition is that when we were moving into Season 2 there were so many unknowns. All of the questions were, “Are we going to see the farm? Are they going to follow the comic?” And now that we’re moving into Season 3, we’ve seen Michonne. We’ve seen the prison. We know that that the Governor has been cast. So the fans really have a clear indication of what kind of things to expect in the third season and where we’re going and some of the stories that we may be telling if they’re familiar with the comic book series.

Our third season is definitely going to be our best season yet. I’m really excited to get into it. It’s actually hard for me to do interviews about Season 2 because I’m like, “Oh my God, Season 3 blows this stuff out of the water. You just wait.” We’ve been working on Season 3 for a few months now. We’re wrapping up the first half and we’ve got everything nailed down. I can’t wait for people to see it.

There are still some surprises around the corner. We wouldn’t be revealing so much in our final episode of Season 2 if we didn’t have so much more to reveal in the marketing for Season 3 and also in the episodes when the season begins. There are a lot of surprises around the corner.

About Rick:

He’s forced into this leadership role and, at the end of the episode, we see that he is taking this on and it is affecting him. And he’s growing darker. And he is saying, “Hey, you want me to be the leader? That’s fine. I’m going to be the leader. You don’t like it? Fend for yourself. Let’s see how you do.” He’s growing harsher in this world. And the series is always going to be about whether or not he can retain his humanity, or whether or not he is going to become some kind of hardened monster that really exists only to provide survival for him and his family.

The Walking Dead Season 3 Michonne The Walking Dead Season 3 Details Revealed

About Michonne:

The original plan was to hold her for Season 3 and introduce her then.

…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?

She will be very similar to her comic-book counterpart. Most of the characters as they’ve been translated into TV are pretty much exactly the same character. Andrea is Andrea, Rick is Rick and Michonne is going to be Michonne. Now, the stories that we’re going to tell with her are going to be somewhat different at times.

But the fans have expectations for Michonne, and I can say with full knowledge that their expectations are going to be met. They need not worry.

About Andrea:

She is for all intents and purposes in the most danger out of anyone in the group by the end of the episode. And we’re going to be exploring that a little bit more in the third season. But really just putting her in the pressure-cooker situation and seeing how she fares and how she’s going to do and how she’s going to survive is going to be interesting thing to follow in the third season. We have some really cool stuff planned for Andrea.

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About Hershel and the Greene family:

Hershel was very connected to the farm, and losing the farm and losing these people at the same time is going to mean a lot for him — as well as Maggie and Beth — in Season 3.

Who will die next:

One of the things that’s always been important to me with the Walking Dead comic book series is that you always be willing to get rid of every character at any moment if it serves the story. I’ve always tried not to grow any kind of attachment to any character. And also, there have been times where I’ve had big arcs plotted out for [someone] but at the moment it seemed like the right thing to do to completely get rid of the character. And now that we’re getting further and further into the show, and we’re able to tell the stories [with] high stakes, pretty much everything is on the table when we sit there in the writers room. There’s some pretty terrifying, crazy things discussed. And every character, at some point, we’ve talked about, “Now? Later? When are we going to do this?”

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And just because… here’s a picture of the prison: (click for larger version):

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Expect The Walking Dead season 3 to premiere October 2012

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Source: TV Line

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  1. I haven’t watched the second episode of season 3 yet because I am in a forgein country. But I was wondering who were the guys that were behind bars when they all walked into that room after getting chased by the walkers.

    • Prisoners locked in the kitchen by a guard months ago who have no idea about the zombie apocolypse.

    • Surviving prisoners that got locked in the cafeteria for 10 months they are unaware as to what happened on the outside world

    • they were surviving prisoners who had been locked in the cafeteria for 10 months, i wont tell you too much.

    • Wait…so season 3 already came out?

      • Yes, Season 3′s Mid-Season Finale is premiering tonight on AMC

  2. I think this is more a show of what if? What if you had no technology to communicate, what if you had no food, what if you had to kill your best bud cause he was a zombie, etc… I love the show regardless of where it leads

  3. What a way to introduce the “governor” and his ban of merry men. As the old adage states, “you can’t judge a book by its cover” and in this case this book stinks. This guy is one twisted son of a gun. As in the previous epsiode I truly hope Rick puts an axe down the middle of this guys head before he can do too much damage.

  4. The walking dead is much more
    Than just brutality at its finest. It’s about the manipulation of human morals when
    Humanity is pushed to the brink of extinction. Many of the characters in the movie (rick especially) grow darker as the episodes
    Unfold. As the idea of extinction comes into play, each character slowly comes to the realisation that none of them are safe. But back to my original point the complexity of the show comes from our judgement of what is morally right and/or wrong in a situation of sudden death. When characters are pushed to the limit, they will do whatever it takes to stay alive, no matter how gruesome it may sound. A classic example of this is when rick cute off
    Hershels leg. Rick realises hershels value within the group and doesn’t think twice when it comes to saving him by brutally amputating his leg. However, two seasons prior rick would have done no such thing. The brutality of the show does not come from the Zombies. But rather, it comes from the manipulation of certain characters as the story unfolds and the limits they will go to in order to stay alive.
    Each character is put to the test time and time again.

  5. I am addicted! It’s Sunday nigt and I am watching the clock anticipating the next episode of Walkind Dead. The cast is amazing. I’m really inpressed with Karl. This kid is going places in his career. I love this show so much; can I be one of cast in the show? lol! I’ll settle for a day on the set.

  6. why are they killing off the main characters, Shane, Lori and T-Dog. Why kill the mother and leave a baby and an old man with one leg. Doesn’t make sense to me

    • its all in the comic book if you actually read them you would know that it had to be done that way, i know it sucks but they had to make it as close to the book as possible

  7. I am absolutely addicted to The Walking Dead and well all zombie films never missed an episode. Really looking forward to the rest of this season. Even though the dad is trying to stop me cos im dreaming about zombies and replaying the episodes in my head when I sleep. And just of out curiosity does any one else have a zombie plan or I am just strange :) x

    • Yes I have a zombie plan!! And also have ideas about how to cleanse the prison – low risk style!!!

    • What if it happin

  8. Hai when does it come out on DVD I’m curious.. : )

  9. I have seen season 1&2 4 times now

  10. What if it happens

    • good point :) . funny that no one has really asked this dreaded question?


    • hi do know when it restarts again

  12. whether the fourth seasons?

  13. can some one please tell me when season 3 will be on DVD, i just bought 1 and 2 then went to try and find 3, please let me kno, thanks

    • Fran,

      Season 3 isn’t over yet. We have only had the first galf, the second half of season 3 starts in mid February.

      • so do we have to wait till the second half of season 3 is over before it comes on dvd, my daughter has not seen the first half of season 3 and would like to catch up before it comes back in feb, thanks

  14. What happened in season three of “The Walking Dead”?