Alpha slips on her zombie face in The Walking Dead season 9B trailer

The Walking Dead Samantha Morton

When AMC's The Walking Dead resumes its ninth season on February 10th, we're going to be introduced to a new character I'm very excited to meet - Alpha (played by Samantha Morton), leader of a very strange group called The Whisperers, who move among herds of zombies by wearing the skin of the dead.

We got our first good look at Alpha yesterday, in a piece of promotional art. Now a teaser trailer for The Walking Dead's return has arrived online, and this trailer shows Alpha getting her zombie skin mask ready and slipping it on. We don't see Morton's face, but we do get her piercing blue eyes staring out at us through her creepy mask.

The second half of The Walking Dead season 9 (they call it season 9B) 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.

We still have seven weeks to wait before The Walking Dead is back on the air, but I'm hoping these Whisperers are going to be worth the wait.



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