Walking Dead First Look: [Spoiler] Is Back!

It looks like The Walking Dead’s Merle’s been busier than a one-armed… well, you know.

The latest photo released from the AMC drama’s upcoming third season shows Daryl’s presumed-dead brother — played by Michael Rooker — alive, well and sporting something in place of his missing arm. (You’ll remember that he hacked off his limb, 127 Hours-style, to escape death by zombie after he was left chained to a rooftop in the first season.) Aside from appearing in Daryl’s dream last season, Merle’s been MIA.

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Other photos released by the network show Danai Gurira’s Michonne wielding an intense-looking blade, Andrew Lincoln’s Rick staring someone (someones?) down with a gun and David Morrissey’s The Governor looking pretty darn wary.

Comments (21)

  • october can’t come soon enough.

    Comment by J2 – June 13, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michonne is one of the most annoying characters in the comics, and she already looks annoying in the TV show, from this pic.

    Comment by Jay – June 13, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • michonne is a fan fav of the comic and one of the true survivors of the series. She is also one of the the few characters who possesses the strongest tactics necessary for survival.

      Comment by shadazar – June 13, 2012 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The further I get into the compilation book I bought the more almost everyone is annoying as hell…..Especially once they’re in the prison. I pretty much started rooting for the Zombies after a few chapters in there

      Comment by Tundrabeast – June 14, 2012 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • is it a black thing

      Comment by Rico – June 21, 2012 02:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oooooft yes cannot wait!!

    Comment by dotcomfreak – June 13, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oooh such a long wait!!!
    Luckely there’s true blood in the meantime ;)

    Comment by Amber – June 13, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alright! Getting so excited for next season & agree, october can’t get here soon enough. Thanks for the great updates & pics.

    Comment by melissa – June 13, 2012 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Merle cut off his hand, not his arm.

    Comment by Realist – June 13, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man hopefully David Morrissey can play a good Governor.

    Comment by Beau – June 13, 2012 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s a good actor, he will make a great Governor. I’m looking forward to seeing 2 English actors (Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey) being the good guy lead and the bad guy lead in season 3 of TWD.

      Comment by Scott – June 13, 2012 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i know he’s going to be amazing. The moment we wanted him dead proves that he’s a good actor.

      Comment by Mark Pempengco (@MarkPempengco) – June 13, 2012 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, I’m most worried with The Governor. He doesn’t look like The Governor in the pictures, but if he gets the personality right… awesome.

    Comment by Teag – June 13, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. His characterization will be far more important than the way he looks, if they intend to get the role right.

      Comment by TheDude – June 13, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I was picturing a Jimmy Smits type for the Governor (if not Jimmy Smits directly).

      Comment by Snsetblaze – June 14, 2012 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cant wait to watch my show. it takes to long but it takes time to make a good show!!!!!

    Comment by Molly bledsoe – June 13, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Governor doesn’t look like the pure evil Governor but maybe that’s what will draw them into his out and out badness.

    Comment by Emily – June 13, 2012 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait, that David Morrissey is playing the Governor??? What imdb picture was I looking at…

    He’s hot and while the promo still doesn’t make him look menacing, I approve of a metrosexual Governor.

    Comment by Kalee – June 13, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • [Spoiler] is back, but then you have his name on the front page…. Yet again spoiling shows for us TVLine, thanks!

    Comment by Brock – June 14, 2012 01:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I read the first huge Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 (48 issues) after season 2 finished airing and let’s just say that I hope they stray far, far, far away from the source material. TWD is fun to read in a “can’t wait to see what happens next in this crap trainwreck” sorta way, but after reading it a developed a much deeper appreciation for the show writers, and I forgave them for the dreadfully boring 1st half of season 2.

    Comment by Christopher – June 14, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love this show and cannot wait to see season 3!

    Comment by jonathon – June 14, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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