Gurira made her first true appearance up on the show as the fan favorite character in Season 3, after a brief tease in the Season 2 finale.
Considering Michonne became largely the show's central core following Rick's exit, and as a major player in Robert Kirkman's comics, it'll certainly be a challenge for the show if it continues beyond season 10. For now, fans are anxious to see how the Whisperers factor into the future of The Walking Dead.
Danai Gurira, who shot to fame in 2012 when she joined the cast as the katana-wielding Michonne, is believed to have signed a deal for her last season on the show.
"She has been very vocal about saying that she loves the show".
Fans of The Walking Dead have long feared that Danai Gurira would one day exit The Walking Dead after she matched starring in the biggest series on cable television with starring in the biggest movie at the box office past year, Black Panther. We love Danai; we love that character. We really want her to stay.
I don't know how surprising this news is, really.
In addition to starring in The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira is an accomplished playwright and social activist. During her time on the show, her star as an actor and writer has risen immensely, thanks to a high-profile role in Black Panther and a Tony nomination in 2016 for her play Eclipsed.
This is largely as a result of the success of Marvel film Black Panther, where Danai played Dora Milaje general Okoye. It is believed that she will also be present in the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters in April.