Producers of THE WALKING DEAD Explain What Makes Alpha’s Origin Story Terrifying
After years of (extremely quiet) chattering, “The Whisperers” finally revealed themselves to The Hilltop on last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Omega”. The episode was also monumental for its use of flashbacks, which gave us a view of the early days of the zombie apocalypse we’d never seen before. It was through these flashbacks that we learn the terrifying origins of Alpha (played by Samantha Morton).
It wasn’t easy making the flashback scenes so impactful. In the video embedded at the top of the article, producers discuss how the use of color and specific lenses created a sense of perpetual unease while simultaneously hinting that the story we’re being told may not be true. Indeed, it turns out Lydia (played by Cassady McClincy) is an unreliable narrator.
If you haven’t seen “Omega” yet, bookmark this page for later. You can check out the synopsis and trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead Season 9 below.
Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group’s rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. 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.