Michonne Takes Out Some Walkers In New Walking Dead Season 8B Clip


With the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead quickly approaching, AMC is ramping up the promotion and after giving us a sneak peek of the episode just earlier this week, we now have another one. Though brief and not terribly revealing, we do get a look at Danai Gurira’s Michonne acting her usual badass self as she slices up some walkers at the entry of Alexandria.

Of course, what fans are no doubt most curious to see when it comes to this particular character is how she’s going to deal with the impending death of one Carl Grimes. We’ve already heard from the actress that she’s “absolutely devastated” by it and in a recent interview, she explained a bit more, saying:

“I got a little depressed for a while. Straight up. You’re in the story. You’re in it, and you’re also in a family. It was hard.Carl and Chandler are a blessing to Michonne and to Danai, you know what I mean? I adore Chandler, and [for] Michonne, Carl is her healer. Everything she and Rick do is to protect Carl, so this is kind of the worst nightmare realized for him to reveal [the bite] at the end of the last episode.

These are very resourceful people who do everything they can. Rick and Michonne don’t really stop easily. What do you do when that’s what you’re facing? So, yeah, I was devastated. Michonne was devastated.”

As interesting as it’ll be to see how Michonne handles a life without Carl, that’s still just a sideshow to the main course of season 8B, which is the Rick/Negan collision that we’ve been gradually building to for a long time. Andrew Lincoln recently gave us some hints of what his character’s going to go through over the next few months, too, explaining that “All of the back eight is this terrible death, this emotion is unending throughout the whole cast and, I think, it’s palpable. The cost of this battle is much more full because of what happened.”

All I can say is that the show had better deliver the goods. While still being top-flight television, the first half of season 8 saw The Walking Dead‘s ratings falling to a six-year low. AMC will be eager to fix that, so they’ll no doubt be deploying every trick in their book to win back the viewers they’ve lost, and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned for us.