We’re two episode into season nine of The Walking Dead, and fans are chomping at the bit for the arrival of The Whisperers. Pretty much anytime a walker is on screen, the internet fills up with screenshots, close-ups, and reports of hearing walker-like talking instead of the regular growls and gurgles.
While the highly-anticipated group hasn’t made their appearance yet (that we know of), fans can rest assured that their arrival is not too far off. Their arrival might be closer than we think.
Sons of Anarchy alum Ryan Hurst, who was recently cast in the role of Beta on the series, shared a behind the scenes photo which has fans freaking out. The post was simple. It just showed an on-set chair with his character’s name, Beta, written on the back. Hurst wrote on the photo, “Beta Baby!” and that was all the fandom needed to explode with excitement. He captioned the photo, “Shhhhh…..” Check out Hurst’s post below.
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Back in August, it was announced that Hurst would be joining the popular AMC series in the role of Beta, a pivotal villainous character from the comic book source materials. Beta is the second in command in a group known as The Whisperers. The group is known for wearing walker skin (You read that correctly. We said walker SKIN.) to blend in with roaming herds and communicates through faint whispers which, to someone not paying close attention, simply sound like walker groans.
As for Hurst’s character, Skybound’s The Walking Dead describes Beta as, “a brute who is fiercely loyal to Alpha and will kill anyone who threatens her or their way of life. Negan is the first character to meet him and nicknames him “Frowny Mctwoknives,” “Beta Mctwoknives,” and Jolly Green Giant for his enormous height and two knives.”
We can’t wait to see Ryan Hurst take on this role, and for The Whisperers to officially make their debut on The Walking Dead.
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