The first half of The Walking Dead Season 9 came to a shocking conclusion tonight with the death of a favorite character, who is still alive and kicking in the comics. The death of the character marks the arrival of The Whisperers. After the episode aired, AMC debuted The Walking Dead Season 9 midseason trailer, which gives a look at what you can expect when the series returns on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
In the comics, The Whisperers scalp the skin off of walkers and wear it on their bodies to hide from both walkers and humans. Samantha Morton will play Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers. Ryan Hurst is playing Beta, who is second in command, and Cassady McClincy portrays Alpha’s daughter, Lydia.
You can watch the trailer above, and below you’ll also find the scene in which The Whisperers first make their mark, as well as two behind-the-scenes videos talking about the episode.
The second half of The Walking Dead season nine finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group’s rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.