The zombie-apocalyptic hit TV show is back on our screens with it’s third season, which is the longest so far, 16 episodes in all, 10 more the first season. As any fans of the show will have seen from the past two seasons, the storyline and make-up effects have gotten better through each one, and season 3 is no different, with the zombies looking more realistic as they are no longer just infected people hobbling around, now they are actually corpses, with most of their flesh missing.
For anyone who has not been following the TV series, which is based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, centres around Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), their son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and a group of survivors who are trying to stay alive in whatever way they can whilst fighting the hordes of undead.
Season 3 starts off, as did the first two, with a bang, after the cliffhanger of an overhead view of the abandoned prison at the end of series 2, it has been hanging on our minds of where the story would lead to next, without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen the episode yet, it is a heart pounding episode all the way through, which makes you feel as though you are playing a zombie game on a console as you watch Rick and the gang slaughter and gun down the ghouls.
Along with a slightly adapted, and yet more exciting, opening credits sequence, the series also introduces two new characters, Michonne (Danai Gurira) and The Governor (David Morrissey), who will become more prominent as the series plays out.
The show was developed for the screen by Frank Darabont, who is also famous for bringing us films such as: The Mist, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption. The show also stars Steven Yeun as Glenn, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Norman Reedus as Daryl, IronE Singleton as T-Dog, Melissa McBride as Carol, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Scott Wilson as Hershel.
I would urge any fan of zombie films, or of The Walking Dead TV and comic book series to watch the new episode, and the ones that follow.