‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Ryan Hurst For Season 9 As Beta

Hurst is probably best known for his role as 'Harry 'Opie' Winston on FX's Sons of Anarchy, and he also starred as Li'l Foster Farrell on WGN America's Outsiders. AMC would not immediately confirm Hurst's casting on The Walking Dead when contacted by Deadline early Monday morning.
Hurst, who is recurring on Amazon's Bosch, is repped by UTA and Piper Kaniecki Marks.” />
Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead has been the number one drama on television among adults 18-49 for the last six seasons.
Sons of Anarchy and Outsiders alum Ryan Hurst has joined AMC’s The Walking Dead in a recurring role for the upcoming ninth season.
He will play Beta, a key member of The Whisperers, which is led Alpha (Samantha Morton). He joins another recent recurring cast addition, Cassidy McClincy, who plays Lydia.

‘The Walking Dead: Samantha Morton Cast As Villain Alpha In Season 9 – Comic-Con

Series creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman announced the casting Friday during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Oscar-nominated Morton's other credits include Sweet and Lowdown, In America, The Messenger, and Her among others.” /> Morton was most recently seen on the big screen as Mary Lou in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and also plays the role of Margaret Wells in Harlots, currently in its second season on Hulu.
Morton's casting confirms the Whisperers' arrival in Season 9 and also puts to rest the much-speculated question of who would play Alpha in the series. In the comics, the Whisperers are a mysterious group of survivors who disguise themselves with roamer skin to blend in and not get noticed, and in the series are formidable adversaries of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his allies.
Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) is joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead as a new series regular playing iconic villain Alpha, leader of the Whisperers.
The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on October 7 on AMC.