Michonne has arrived. The Governor isn’t far behind. With those two players on the way, which other fan-favorite “Walking Dead” comic book characters might make their debut next season? According to Glen Mazzara, the answer could well be… Tyrese!
The “Walking Dead” showrunner participated in a conference call with press (via MovieWeb) and answered questions about the upcoming third and fourth seasons of the AMC zombie series. During the call, he confirmed that Tyrese is a character that’s still very much on his radar, along with a few other familiar faces.
“I think the Tyrese character is someone we are interested in introducing at some point,” said Mazzara. “We still have Morgan and Dwayne, who are out there from the pilot. We are interested in them. There are new characters that will be original to the series. Not coming straight from the comic book.”
Mazzara also spoke about the show’s hotly awaited move to the prison, which plays host to the “Walking Dead” story’s most iconic events. In the showrunner’s eyes, the prison will last all throughout season three, perhaps even beyond.
“Right now, I do see the prison storyline lasting through both season three and four,” he said. “I do think that is a major storyline. I know we were on the farm, perhaps, longer than people wanted. There were reasons for that. What we want is for that prison to not feel claustrophobic. I think the farm played a little claustrophobic for some people. Now that the entire landscape has fallen victim to the zombie apocalypse, zombies are literally at the gates of this prison. That prison is a very small safe corner. There is a lot of danger around. It won’t feel like we are bottled up, the way we were on the farm.”
One way Mazzara plans on breaking the bottled up feeling: by introducing us to the Governor’s camp.
“I do think that prison is a significant storyline, but we are also interested in opening up this world. The Governor has the world of Woodbury. There are other factors out there, other groups. I do think that Rick’s group is stumbling into a much larger world.”
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