Samantha Morton is going to appear in the upcoming season 10 of The Walking Dead as she takes on the role Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers.
Samantha Morton reveals The Walking Dead Season 10 will give a closer look under the horrible faces of the Whisperers and portray more of leader Alpha’s “humanity.”
“In Season 10, I’m most excited for the fans to see Alpha’s humanity, and understanding a little bit more about what are the Whisperers, why they behave the way they behave,” Morton said on Talking Dead’s Season 10 preview special.
“We’ve already seen this within the entire show, I think, but how the apocalypse affects some people one way and other people another way, and how primal instincts can take over individuals. And seeing more of that from a female perspective, as well, I think, is quite important. And with Alpha being this female villain, it’s interesting to explore,” she added.
A flashback showed in Season 9 exposed Alpha’s backstory through the blurred vision of traumatized daughter Lydia (Cassady McClincy), who later emancipated herself from the Whisperers and completely abandoned ties with her abusive mother.
When the Whisperers will return in Season 10, showrunner Angela Kang promises to reveal the backstory of the Alpha and Beta (Ryan Hurst), her most ferocious and loyal follower.
“We will,” Kang revealed on Talking Dead when asked to confirm if viewers will learn more about the mysterious stories under the skin of the dead. “We’ll get to see some interesting stuff about how that relationship between the two of them turned into what it is, so I’m excited for the fans to see that.”
Angela mentioned Samantha Morton, “She’s just killing it, again, and we get to see her and for all her complications. She’s a very complex villain and a very complex person, so we get to dive deeper into that and learn a little bit more about her, the things she’s going through, the leadership challenges that she has. And we get to see, really, the ways in which she exerts control over the people that are part of her community. She’s just a great, great leader as a villain.”
Audiences will also witness the Whisperer’s Gamma (Thora Birch), who Kang teased has a special connection to Alpha and plays an important role in the Whisperer camp.
The Walking Dead Season 10 premieres Sunday, October 6 on AMC.