Danai Mchonne

The Walking Dead, season 3, episode 1 will air on SundayOctober 14, at 9pm, as announced by producer Glen Mazzara today during the hit show's Comic-Con panel, where a preview of season 3 was shown to fans who were present.

Sure enough, with a quick search, I found the 4-minute preview online, and it's embedded below, so feast your eyes on it.

But first, you should know: also revealed during the panel was that season 3 would air in two 8-episode parts - the first starting on October 14, and the second beginning in February 2013

Series executive producer Gale Ann Hurd added: "Michonne kicks ass with a katanna sword. The intensity level is incredible..."

Looking forward to it.

Ernest Dickerson is directing the premiere episode, which should feature Danai Gurira as sword-wielding Michonne in season 3 of AMC's hit zombie drama series The Walking Dead; and we should see a lot of her, if past reports since the announcement of her casting stay true, after her brief hooded intro towards the end of season 2's finale episode.

Ok, enough talking. Here's the 4-minute preview: