Casting News For Season 7 Of The Walking Dead – A New Leader Is Coming

August 17, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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In ‘The Walking Dead’s’ season 6 finale we met the notorious bat swinging head of the Saviors, Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan). In the new season 7 trailer we get our first look at The Kingdom’s leader, King Ezeikel (Khary Payton) and his pet tiger Shiva. Now, word has come via The Spoiling Dead that another group will be introduced some time soon. The world is about to get a lot bigger on the hit series.

There is a casting call out for a new leader of a new group is named Brion, though that might be a cover name. They did that when casting Negan and Ezekiel.  “Brion is an educated, pokerfaced leader who has a superior air and does not let his/her moves be known,” according to the description.

One of the most popular theories to who this Brion might be is, Alpha, a woman. There is a savage group that the people of Alexandria meet in the comics known as “The Whispers” and she is their leader. The casting call’s further description, “Brion uses as few words as possible and keeps his/her emotions in check – we do see amusement, annoyance, displeasure,” It continues, “Brion just doesn’t wear their emotions on their sleeve; he/she is confident, quiet, and chiefly concerned with how anything might benefit him/her and those he/she knows.” Th description sounds right for Alpha and if it is her, they will be adding several new characters and new cast members.




They are trying really hard not to reveal the sex of the character. But we do know that the actor/actress will be between 30 and 40 and will appear as a guest star in the later half of season 7. There is however, always a chance that Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman could be adding a new group not from the comic. Many fans of the comic have said that they saw someone in the new trailer that looks like a Whisperer. So, there’s a really possibility for Alpha’s introduction.




So, what you need to know about the Whisperer group? The Whispers were introduced in comic #130. They are mysterious group of survivors. All that’s known about them before the outbreak is that are from Washington D.C. They move about, but are rarely noticed. They wear the skins the of Walkers to blend in. Yes, you read that right, they wear nasty, rotting zombie skin (gag) like a suit and mask while they are out and about, even while following our group. The Whispers do provide one thing besides gore and stalking, one of the members is a possible love interest for our favorite one-eyed wonder boy, Carl.But that is a season or two down the line and right now our hands are full. We still have to cope with the pending death at the hands of Negan.




‘The Walking Dead’ returns for its seventh season on October 23rd. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

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