Danai Gurira portrays the katana-welding Michonne in The Walking Dead series. Her character departed the series in season 10 as she went in search of her love Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). At SDCC 2022, it was announced that Gurira and Lincoln would return to reprise their roles in a spinoff series of their own.
Michonne’s first on-screen appearance was in the season 2 finale episode, “Beside the Dying Fire.” She appeared, cloaked, katana in hand with her two pet walkers, but this wasn’t Gurira; she had yet to be cast for the role.
Gurira’s first appearance was in the season 3 premiere episode “Seed,” which aired on October 14, 2012. She saved Andrea (Laurie Holden) after the attack on the farm and had been caring for her since that time, which had been about eight months prior. Viewers got a taste of Michonne’s skills with the katana right away when she searched for medicine for an ailing Andrea. She deftly decapitated several walkers on her mission.
Michonne was brilliantly cast, and Gurira gave it all as this character. Michonne has endured much since her introduction. It will be exciting to see where the spinoff takes her story.
See the thread below of Gurira’s memories of Michonne through the year.
The Walking Dead – Danai Gurira – Michonne
Gurira made her departure from the flagship series in season 10. She discovers that Rick, assumed dead after a bridge explosion, survived the blast, and she felt she had to find him. She left the care of their two children, Judith (Cailey Fleming) and RJ (Antony Azor), to Uncle Daryl (Norman Reedus).
In reality, Gurira was ready to take on new projects, including more projects with her MCU character Okoye, the General of the Dora Milaje, and the head of Wakandan armed forces and intel. She also played the role of Richard III in a Free Shakespeare in the Park production.
Recently she hosted the 2022 Global Citizen Festival at the Black Star Square stage in Ghana. Be sure to read about the event on the Global Citizen site, read some of the remarkable quotes by Gurira, and learn how you can take action.
"65 years ago, Ghana became the first African country to gain its independence and led the charge for Africa driven by Africans. As a Zimbabwean, whose nation only gained its independence decades later, Ghana was and continues to be a beacon of inspiration, power, and hope."
Below are some of the fantastic fashions Gurira sported for the event.