Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Robert Kirkman suggested that Andrea (Laurie Holden) is one of the most interesting characters on the show.
"I think of her as the strongest character in the cast," he said. "Even more so than Rick. She has a unique skill set that develops that would allow her to possibly survive completely on her own."
Kirkman added: "It is going to be a lot of fun for me to see Laurie go from grief-stricken sister who can't even find a safety on a gun to someone who can hold her own with the boys. And Laurie is a tough chick and a great actress so I am excited about that transition."
The Walking Dead is expected to return for its second season later this year.
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