'Walking Dead' Showrunner Promises More Fan-Favorite Characters Beyond Michonne And Governor

The Governor

Bummed that Tyrese, Axel or any other number of your favorite "Walking Dead" characters have yet to join the television series? Don't fret — according to showrunner Glen Mazzara, all of your favorites are coming in time.

"There are a lot of fantastic characters throughout Robert Kirkman's book that we're dying to bring to life," Mazzara said in a new interview with AMC TV. "Some will be introduced in this season and some will be introduced in later seasons. It's our intention to bring all those major characters to life."

For now, fans will have to settle on newcomers Michonne and the Governor, the latter of whom will demonstrate his terrible tendencies through unexpected humanity.

"Part of the attraction of The Walking Dead for our fans is that it feels real, and that means that The Governor has to feel real," Mazzara explained of the show's take on the iconic villain. "He needs to be a person who has a real soul and has a depth and intelligence, and he's not just a cardboard arch-villain who's going to play as a foil to our characters. I think David Morrissey is doing a phenomenal job finding the humanity in that character and by having that humanity so prevalent when he commits atrocious acts, I think they'll be that much more horrifying."

Other new characters are on their way to "Walking Dead" this season, too, some of them not of the flesh-and-blood variety.

"Woodbury and the prison have always been conceived as characters," said Mazzara. "And believe it or not they have arcs. Just yesterday the writers and I sat down and came up with this big sort of plot twist for both that occurs in the middle of the season."

Tell us which characters you're hoping to meet in the new season of "Walking Dead" in the comments section below or on Twitter!