‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Part 2: Samantha Morton Debuts as Whisperers’ Leader

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The Whisperers in ‘The Walking Dead’ season 9 Photo Credit: AMC)

AMC’s just unveiled the official poster for The Walking Dead season nine part two. The poster features a close-up of a key new character from season nine’s second half: the Whisperers’ leader. Samantha Morton takes on the role of Alpha, and the creepy poster shows her warning everyone to be quiet.

Samantha Morton was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in 1999’s Sweet and Lowdown. She also earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category for 2002’s In America. Morton’s additional credits include Harlots, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and John Carter.

The Walking Dead season nine part two is set to premiere on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Season 9 Part 2 Plot:

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.

A Look Back at the Season 9 Part 2:

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

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