Do you remember Michonne, one of the fiercest survivors of “The Walking Dead”? – She has hung up her weapons, at least for now!
After the most recent episode, 13, of the blockbuster AMC drama, one of the zombie apocalypse franchise’s most iconic characters, sailed off into the sunset after getting a clue on the whereabouts of her lover, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who was kidnapped by the enemy forces last season. Like her departure, it marked the exit from the series of Danai Gurira, who has been playing Michonne since the third season.
According to Gurira’s interview with Los Angeles Times, she had informed producers a few years ago that she felt it was time for her to leave the show and pursue other creative endeavors, including her career as a playwright. Meanwhile, her play “Eclipsed” was nominated for a Tony Award in 2016.
Moreover, she is currently working on the HBO Max series “Americanah.” The series would team her up with a Blank Panther costar and the Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. It centers on a Nigeria-born woman who encounters love and difficulties after she leaves her country for America. While Gurira is the showrunner in the series, Nyong’o stars.
Gurira is highly noteworthy as one of the few black action heroines in popular culture. She was a standout in the “Walking Dead” universe. A fearsome fighter who was relentless in her battles with adversaries both dead and alive!