Tyreese isn’t the only major new addition to the “Walking Dead” TV universe. According to showrunner Glen Mazzara, there’s at least one more big-name character from Robert Kirkman’s comics premiering in the second half of season three.
“Our comic book fans will still be excited and delighted to see how the story unfolds and how we tell the story. We do have a lot of new surprising material. There’s still a major character to appear in the back half, which is very exciting,” the producer told EW in a new interview. But according to Mazzara, we won’t be seeing too many other new characters introduced in the remainder of season three.
“We have a lot of characters. Now it’s time to really push deeper into these characters and their motivations and their circumstances, and not continue to introduce a thousand new characters,” he said. “Sometimes when TV shows do that it becomes difficult to track everybody and people don’t get enough screen time. Here, we’ve got more than enough story to tell and it’s a matter of really pushing in and making sure everybody has their moment, and that everybody we know and love gets to shine.”
As for Tyreese himself, don’t think you know everything about the guy based on what you remember from the comics.
“Tyreese is not necessarily a good guy who simply joins Rick’s team and fights against the Governor. He’s a wild card,” Mazzara cautioned. “He’s an interesting character and his priority is keeping his own group safe. I think viewers will be surprised by the twists and turns in the Tyreese story.”
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