Creator Robert Kirkman‘s comic book The Walking Dead has been turned into one of the most popular TV series of all time, as well as one of the most popular video games of recent years. Point-and-click masters Telltale Games have created a pair of incredibly dramatic seasons of five episodes each, and a third season of the game is still on the way.
But before they get to that, they’re taking a little detour. At E3 2015 it was announced that Telltale will be releasing a special three-part miniseries titled The Walking Dead: Michonne coming this fall. And as you might have guessed, you get to play as the katana-wielding zombie killer herself.
You can see a video of the announcement below.
When exactly will this Michonne miniseries take place? Telltale shares some details on their blog:
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Through this Telltale Games mini-series of 3 episodes, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group”¦ and what brought her back.
They also talked about why Michonne:
“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “In our effort to bring the world of the comic and the world of the Telltale series closer together, there is no greater character than Michonne to help bridge that gap.”
“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “With this mini-series, players will experience Michonne’s challenges first-hand, and the choices they make will shape her journey. We’re incredibly honored by Robert for the opportunity to share this untold story in The Walking Dead universe.”
This will be very interesting to see play out. In the previous seasons we’ve dealt with some very brave people dealing with an extraordinarily stressful situation. Michonne also is dealing with that extraordinarily stressful situation, but she’s also a total bad ass, which we really haven’t been able to play as yet.
In addition to this new miniseries, they also mention some kind of “super show” that sounds like a TV series and video game that are produced as one. It sounds similar to Syfy’s Defiance. Not much else is known, but more will be revealed next month at San Diego Comic-Con.