The Walking Dead season 9B key art reveals Alpha first look
AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 9B key art has been released, featuring a first look at Alpha (Samantha Morton), the leader of the Whisperers, a.k.a., the terrifying new villains introduced at the end of the first half of the season. Check out the new key art in the gallery below (via CB).
The official synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 9B reads: “The second half of The Walking Dead Season 9 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.”
Andrew Lincoln left the show earlier this season to star in a Walking Dead trilogy set in the same universe. In his absence, the series stars Norman Reedus (Blade II), Danai Gurira (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War), Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Newcomers to the series include Ryan Hurst as Beta and Samantha Morton’s Alpha as the leaders of the Whisperers, along with Lauren Ridloff as comic book character Connie, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko from the comic series, and Fantastic Beasts star Dan Fogler.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns the number one drama on television among adults 18-49 for the last six seasons. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. The midseason premiere will air in February 10, 2019.