In October, the premiere episode of The Walking Dead will address who Negan ultimately kills, a scene that we know will be disturbing. Beyond Negan’s victim, however, The Walking Dead will also return to the Hilltop Colony, it will explore The Kingdom with Ezekiel and Shiva, and Negan will spend some time in Alexandria while Alexandrians will be forced to spend some time in the Saviors’ camp.
There has been speculation, however, that The Walking Dead could see yet another villainous faction, The Whisperers, a mysterious group of survivors who disguise themselves as walkers by wearing their skin. There were characters in the season seven trailer attacking Heath and Tara that some suggested could be the Whisperers, although Robert Kirkman claims that the series is not yet there.
Despite Kirkman’s denial, however, a casting notice for a new, recurring character this season has fanned speculation that it is the leader of the Whisperers, Alpha. The casting call is for a character named “Brion,” which The Spoiling Dead describes as a “confident, educated, pokerfaced leader who has a superior air and does not let his/her motives be known.” Meanwhile, the leader of the Whisperers can best be described as stoic woman who enjoys her possession of power.