New Walking Dead Season 9 Trailer Delivers The Terrifying Whisperers

"My mom, you don't mess with her."

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Now Playing: The Walking Dead - Mid-Season 9 'New Threats' Official Teaser Trailer

The Walking Dead returns to screens next month for the second half of Season 9, and a new teaser has been released. With Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) having now left the series, this will be the first batch of episodes without them as main characters. However, the upcoming episodes will feature the arrival of villains that fans have been waiting a long time to see--The Whisperers.

The Whisperers wear the faces of the dead to blend in with zombies, and the new trailer gives us our first good look at them. There's also a hint at the arrival of Samantha Morton, who will play the Whisperer leader Alpha. While we don't see her, her daughter Lydia teases how scary she is. "My mom, you don't mess with her," she tells Darryl (Normal Reedus). Check the trailer out above.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kang spoke about the upcoming conflict between The Whisperers and the show's heroes. "It's this amazing idea from the comics and we really delve deep into what that means," she said. "It really takes a pretty brutal philosophy to believe that it's not even worth trying to be something that approximates human in the way that we think of it.

"I think that really brings them right up against the things that our people are thinking about as they're trying to rebuild something that's like a civilization, and just the fact that this group just doesn't even think any of that is worth preserving."

Although Andrew Lincoln will no longer appear in the show, he is not finished with it entirely. In November it was announced that he will reprise his role as Rick in a Walking Dead movie. AMC is currently developing three spin-off films that the franchise's chief content officer Scott Gimple described as "big, epic entertainments."

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