The excellent mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” went into full-on horror territory last November, introducing an insanely creepy new group of villains known as the Whisperers. Essentially, they wear the faces of skinned zombies and shamble around in packs, blending in with the actual gut-munchers and allowing them to silently stalk their prey.
The back half of Season 9 will introduce us to Whisperers leaders Alpha (Samanta Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst), and it promises to make the show scarier than ever before.
Check out a new teaser and poster below, via IGN.
The second half of 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.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on February 10th.