Latest The Walking Dead Midseason Preview Teases the Story to Come

The Whisperers are all out in the open now.

By Chris Morse

If anybody had any doubts that the second half of The Walking Dead's ninth season would echo the comic series' 23rd volume, Whispers Into Screams, that doubt can be safely put to rest in the latest preview for the upcoming eight episodes. We've already been firmly introduced to the Whisperers, a group of savage survivors who wear walker skin masks to blend in with herds, but this latest preview shows how the group doesn't exclusively stick to the shadows.

In fact, this upcoming conflict often puts this group in direct contact with our survivors and that should give viewers unfamiliar with what's to come a rough idea of where this might be headed. The Whisperers are not just some typical threat that wants to take from others and leave bodies in their wake, but rather there are instead some interesting politics at play when you take communities trying to reestablish civilization and pit them against those who have left that life behind. Throw in a hostage here or a little subterfuge there and you create quite the interesting story.

Although I never imagined Alpha having such a heavily southern accent, it could certainly work given how well this group is adapting to an outdoor, rural lifestyle. Their more primal ways give them at least a hint of a backwoods horror vibe and that could definitely play out in the show's favor if used correctly to build tension. While our communities have walls and running water, the Whisperers have no need for such staples of modern civilization and that makes them all the more dangerous.

The new preview above highlights some of these elements and shows off the leaders a bit more than previous footage did. Fans have probably seen enough by now to be ready to tune in and thankfully we do not have much longer to go. While season nine of The Walking Dead is set to resume on February 10th, AMC Premiere subscribers can apparently watch the midseason premiere a week early on this upcoming Superbowl Sunday, which is February 3rd. Will you be catching it early?

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo