The Walking Dead Season Three Cast Portraits
Season three of AMC’s The Walking Dead is shuffling towards the debut of season three. The show doesn’t kick off until Sunday, October 14th, but the wheels are definitely turning over at the PR department, and new promotional material is hitting the metaphorical streets at a fevered pace.
The Huffington Post has a new gallery of grim character posters, 17 images all told. Season three of The Walking Dead picks up with our misfit cast of zombie apocalypse survivors some time after the events of season two. As you can clearly see from these pictures, the days and nights on the road have not been particularly kind to our heroes. They’re grubby, grimy, and all-together beat up. Though somehow Glenn (Steven Yuen) and T-Dog (Irone Singleton) have managed to remain pretty clean cut.
All of the key players and familiar faces are present and accounted for. You have Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), T-Dog, Glenn, Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Hershel (Scott Wilson), Beth (Emily Kinney), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), and Carl (Chandler Riggs).
Carl, for some reason, gets two portraits. My hope is that this is because the show is going to start transitioning him from a whiny annoyance into the grizzled hard-ass that he becomes in Robert Kirkman’s comics. I really wish the show had let him kill Shane (Jon Bernthal) in the show like he does in the comic, instead of just killing Shane’s zombie. However, I have serious doubts that they’ll take him as far as he goes in the source material. There’s been talk of him becoming a “soldier,” but he gets dark, a little murder-y, and I can’t imagine that AMC really wants to show a young boy killing people. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Two new characters also get multiple photos. The Walking Dead introduces Michonne (Danai Gurira) and The Governor (David Morrissey) this season, and each one is going to have a huge impact on the show, immediately and continuing into the future. And both are badass enough that they warrant an extra glimpse or two. Michonne wields a samurai sword, after all. Also, everyone’s favorite one-handed, racist STD patient, Merle (Michael Rooker), is back for another go-round. That’ll be fun. Daryl, his brother, is going to have some weighty issues to consider, like where his loyalties lie, and you can bet that Merle is looking to settle a score with Rick.