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Published On: Sat, Jun 30th, 2012

‘Walking Dead’ producer Glen Mazzara talks season 3, the prison, the Governor and an ending

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” creator Glen Mazzara recently sat down for an interview with The Wrap to talk about season 3. Mazzara gave updates on the prison, the Governor, Michonne and much more.

Danai Gurira as Michonne

Danai Gurira as Michonne photo, preview of “The Walking Dead” season 3

The season 2 finale revealed a distance shot of the prison, but Mazzara cautions fans that a prison during the zombie apocalypse may not be what they expect.

“The prison itself will be a threatening, malevolent character. It is a challenge to live in the prison. And I think we’ve really been able to get a lot of story out of it. So it will not feel like a safe corner keeping our characters away from central action. It will really play that they are in a shark cage. Life in a prison is life in a shark cage.”

Mazzara adds that prison offers little to no safety. “There is no safe haven in this world. I want to make that clear. At the end of our season 2 finale that farm is overtaken and that farm was that last safe haven, and there’s no safe haven in that world. I want to be very clear about that. No one is safe. There is no safe haven.”

Season 3 also will add some popular characters from the comic, particularly David Morrissey as The Governor. He (The Governor) makes a surprising appearance. I don’t want to give anything away as to the exact episode, but the audience will certainly be ready for his appearance — and they won’t have to wait too long.”

First look at David Morrissey’s Governor click here

Michonne is another popular character from the comic book and will be brought to life by actress Danai Gurira. Michonne carries a long sword and it’s partnered by two captured zombies who have had their arms and teeth “removed.” There question and challenge for the AMC show is how to bring the violence and graphic storylines in the comic to television.

“Certainly there’s challenging material in the comic book, and I would say there’s equally challenging material on our TV show. I think at the end of season 2 we showed that we don’t pull punches … We’re not going to get soft now. However, we’ll do things on our own time, or when it makes sense for the show. And we’re definitely looking at this Governor-Michonne-Woodbury-prison storyline as a longterm arc.”

Season Three of “The Walking Dead” is set to return to AMC starting this October.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitterand visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on AMC.com.

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