The Whisperers continue to emerge.
According to The Wrap, Sons of Anarchy veteran Ryan Hurt will join the cast of The Walking Dead‘s ninth season as Whisperer second in command Beta. Samantha Morton will play Alpha in the series. Cassady McClincy was recently cast as Alpha’s daughter Lydia
The series will pick up around 18 months after the events of Season 8’s finale with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) trying to keep the loose coalition of communities together while the Whisperers and other groups threaten the fragile peace. Also, with Lincoln departing the series, expect the Whisperers’ role to be greatly altered from their place within the comic book series. Lydia, for instance, becomes friendly with Carl in the comic, but the character’s TV counterpart (played by Chandler Riggs) perished during the eighth season.
The Walking Dead returns October 7th on AMC.