The Whisperers: Behind-the-scenes of The Walking Dead season 9
AMC has released a behind-the-scenes look at The Walking Dead Season 9’s second half and the terrifying new villains, The Whisperers. Watch the cast and creators give an exclusive preview in the video below!
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 on February 10 on AMC.