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The Walking Dead: Season 3 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: The palpable terror and visceral thrills continue in the third season of The Walking Dead, along with a deeper sense of the people who inhabit its apocalyptic landscape.


Air date: Oct 14, 2012
Air date: Oct 21, 2012
Air date: Oct 28, 2012
Air date: Nov 4, 2012
Air date: Nov 11, 2012
Air date: Nov 18, 2012
Air date: Nov 25, 2012
Air date: Dec 2, 2012
Air date: Feb 10, 2013
Air date: Feb 17, 2013
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In series 3 of the AMC zombie drama, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors finally find some shelter from life on the road. There are only two problems with their sanctuary: It's a prison; and it's infested with walkers. As the group struggle to lock it down and make it into a place where they can live safely, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) grows closer to giving birth, and her pregnancy storyline comes to a head in the harrowing episode "Killer Within." Meanwhile, Andrea (Laurie Holden) … More


Andrew Lincoln
as Rick Grimes
Steven Yeun
as Glenn, Glenn Rhee
Chandler Riggs
as Carl Grimes
Norman Reedus
as Daryl Dixon
Melissa McBride
as Carol, Carol Peletie...
Danai Gurira
as Michonne
Lauren Cohan
as Maggie Greene
David Morrissey
as The Governor
Scott Wilson
as Hershel Greene
Michael Rooker
as Merle Dixon
Emily Kinney
as Beth Greene
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as Bob Stookey
Michael Cudlitz
as Abraham Ford
Alanna Masterson
as Tara Chambler
Theodus Crane
as Big Tiny
Christian Serratos
as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt
as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam
as Gabriel Stokes
Lennie James
as Morgan Jones
Alexandra Breckenrid...
as Jessie Anderson
Austin Nichols
as Spencer Monroe
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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 3

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13)

After Season 2's bucolic interlude, The Walking Dead's third year brings more action

November 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

But nothing has been quite as useful or as long-serving as our old friends the great undead. If you require further convincing, simply witness the wonder that is AMC's series The Walking Dead.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It's atmospheric, tense and definitely not for the faint-hearted. But jumping out of your skin half a dozen times and desperately trying to fathom who's a secret zombie was more fun than you might think.

August 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mail (UK)

The success of a zombie thriller relies on its ability to surprise within its predictable constraints. To that end, The Walking Dead has fun.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…
New Zealand Herald

All the tightly constructed zombie attack set pieces in the world can't save a show where the living are less interesting than the dead.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There's no two ways about it: this third season premiere episode is the BEST episode of The Walking Dead since the beginning of the show.

November 4, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 3

The third season of this apocalyptic infestation is more powerful, emotional and in-depth than any of its previous seasons. The Walking Dead Season 3 constructs a thoroughly fascinating plot/story and blends it with a pack of intrinsic performances from its recurring and brand-new cast members. Combine that with as much blood/gore/violence as you can imagine and you've got yourself and breathtaking season that has twists, turns, drama and suspense in every frame. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

A followup worthy of it's previous season, the highest calibre a whole season has been thus far (2015) and (re)introduces some of the best characters the series has ever, and probably will ever see.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?

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RJ Smoove
Ryan Rutherford

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