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Walking Dead Season 9B First Look: Get an Eyeful of Samantha Morton's Alpha

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That absolute nothing that you hear is the sound of us being too scared by The Walking Dead’s Season 9B key art — and our first glimpse of new cast member Samantha Morton as the Whisperers’ leader, Alpha — to so much as gasp.

And yet, creeped out though we may be, we can’t bring ourselves to stop looking at the new images released on Wednesday by AMC.

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According to the network, the back half of Season 9, which kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 10 (9/8c), “finds our groups of survivors… in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought… A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before.”

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Actually, they kind of already know that, since in the midseason finale, Daryl discovered that the “walker” that killed Jesus was actually a regular guy wearing a zombie-skin mask. In the aftermath of that revelation, “the group will start to question what they think they see,” AMC continues. “What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.”

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What do you think of Morton’s Alpha mask? Chilling, no? Click on any image to see it full fize, then hit the comments.