THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 Details: ‘Malevolent Prison’, Governor Introduction

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The world of The Walking Dead is about to get even more dangerous in Season 3.

In the new season, the bulk of the action moves from the overrun farm to the prison, where the Governor-Michonne story arc will unfold. Showrunner Glen Mazzara likens the indomitable structure to a “shark cage”. He told The Wrap:

“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.”

As for the Governor (David Morrissey), Mazzara says fans wont have to wait long for his “surprising” arrival. While the character is most certainly a villain, Mazzara promises a multi-layered antagonist:

“We’re interested in having a very complex, nuanced, multi-layered character. This will not be simply an arch villain who is committing an evil act in every scene. That’s too cartoonish for what we do here. We want that character to feel as real and human and fully developed as possible. [..] we’re definitely looking at this Governor-Michonne-Woodbury-prison storyline as a longterm arc.”

Asked how The Walking Dead will end, Mazzara said:

That’s something that I think about obsessively. There’s a component of this show where the audience wants to know, “What happens next? What happens next?” However, this is not a show that is based on revelation. This is a show that is based on character action.

When you look at possible endings, I really am interested in finding new territory and a new type of ending, a surprising ending for this series that no one’s ever done before, that no one’s ever thought of.

Source: The Wrap

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