Ryan Hurst Joins the Cast of The Walking Dead as Whisperer Second-in-Command Beta

Another character from the Whisperer War storyline has been cast for the upcoming season.

By Chris Morse

With all of the recent casting news for The Walking Dead, it's no secret that we are marching towards the Whisperers arc and the latest addition of Ryan Hurst fills another key role for the upcoming storyline. Perhaps best-known for his role as Sons of Anarchy fan-favorite Opie Winston as well as for playing Gerry Bertier in Remember the Titans, Hurst has been tapped to play Beta, the second-in-command to the Whisperer leader Alpha, who will be played by Samantha Morton.

The news broke exclusively through The Wrap, who confirmed the casting with AMC. Among the other new characters confirmed to be joining the show aside from Morton and Hurst are Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Alpha's daughter and Carl's comic book love interest, Lauren Ridloff as Connie, and Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko. We know where we'd headed now, but all the remains unclear is how the show will handle the loss of Rick and Maggie as it heads into these uncharted waters.

The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7th.

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Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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