If you are still watching The Walking Dead, you know that they used the first half of this season to say goodbye to Rick Grimes and hello to the Whisperers, a group of survivors who get by, by wearing the skins of walkers and blending in with the herd. Today we got our first look at Samantha Morton as Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers as well as a new group shot of the survivors and a very vague synopsis for the rest of the season. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 10th, 2019.

“The second half of The Walking Dead 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.”