It was officially announced last week that Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy, Bates Motel) will play The Whisperers’ second in command, Beta. The casting of Hurst completes The Whisperers’ leadership trifecta. Only a few weeks ago, Cassady McClincy was cast as Lydia, and earlier this summer, Samantha Morton was cast as Alpha.
Introduced in Issue 154, Beta is the protector of Alpha, the leader of The Whisperers. He is fiercely loyal and takes up arms after Alpha is killed in an attempt to seek revenge on Alexandria. He is the direct cause of a number of deaths of familiar faces we know and love in the comics — so his appearance on the show should be pretty interesting.
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