The Season 9 mid-season finale for “The Walking Dead” left our heroes — specifically Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Aaron (Ross Marquand), Magna (Nadia Hilker) and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) — in a pretty precarious position, as they face off for the very first time against a new threat. The Whisperers are coming, and the good guys have no idea what kind of fight they’re in for.
On the “Talking Dead” aftershow Sunday night, host Chris Hardwick revealed exactly how long you’re gonna have to wait for the second half of Season 9 to kick off. The mid-season premiere for the ninth season of “The Walking Dead” will go down on Feb. 10, 2019. That is, of course, a Sunday night.
The mid-season premiere will air at the same time as usual, at 10 p.m. ET.
It likely won’t be quite as eventful a mid-season premiere as Season 8 was. That episode, you’ll recall, was the one in which Carl died, an event we knew was coming because he had been bitten by a zombie a couple episodes earlier. We aren’t expecting anything quite so massive, though we did just get a major death in the mid-season finale.
We are, however, expecting this new war to start for Alexandria and the Hilltop. The Whisperers — this new villainous group that worships zombies — have officially made themselves known, and it’s all downhill from here for the good guys. While the first half of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” has been relatively chill by this show’s standards, don’t expect the calmness to last into the second half of the season.