Walking Dead Casts Treme Actress Danai Gurira as [Spoiler]!

If you have yet to watch Sunday’s Walking Dead season finale, avert your eyes. Everyone else, keep reading…

Walking Dead exec producer Robert Kirkman got a jump on Season 3 late Sunday when he broke a major piece of casting news on AMC’s post show chat fest The Talking Dead.

Kirkman announced that Treme actress Danai Gurira has landed the pivotal series regular role Michonne, a character popularized in the Walking Dead comics and whose introduction was teased at the end of Sunday’s Season 2 finale.

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd recently told TVLine that any actress playing Michonne “certainly has to be believable as a badass who can kick ass with a samurai sword — and on top of that, be at the same level of dramatic acting ability as the rest of our cast.”

Thoughts?!