The Walking Dead's third season is still about five months away, but filming has already commenced on the show's third outing, and things look absolutely intense. A new video from the season's third day of shooting doesn't reveal much about the season's plot, but reveals a lot about the tone and characterization that will happen within.
While we don't get any peeks at new characters Michonne or the Governor (the two main reasons to tune in for the third season), we do hear their names mentioned -- star Andrew Lincoln even calls Michonne a "samurai."
Meanwhile, we find out that the survivors do stumble upon the prison that we glimpsed in the final moments of the show's second season finale (of course), and that they find a lot of zombies inside that require some good old fashioned killin'. The blood-splattered cast members promised lots of neat zombie kills, while makeup specialist Greg Nicotero instructed a jumpsuit-clad zombie about his role in the series (we didn't get to hear the specifics). It's times like these that you wish Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) was still on the show, but it looks like new executive producer Glen Mazzara is more than up for the challenge of introducing us to the prison.
Season 2 left off with Rick asserting his absolute authority over the survivors in his group, stating that "this is not a democracy." This of course opens up the inevitable comparisons between Rick and the psychotic dictator The Governor (David Morrissey), who will be announced later this season. How will this affect the rest of the characters?
"[The survivors] have never felt safe," shared Nicotero, "but they're not afraid. And that's, I think, a really important character trajectory from season 2 to season 3."
You can check out the video here. We'll keep you posted on any new Walking Dead season 3 news in the months leading up to its premiere.