The Walking Dead Season 10 Photos Tease a Scary New Character, and More!

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Just days after the announcement that Thora Birch is joining the cast of The Walking Dead Season 10, we have a first look. 

AMC dropped some stills from the new season, and the most striking of which is Birch's new character, Gamma. 

The first photo shows Gamma in her full whisperer costume. Yes, these villains really do wear the skin of the dead. 

Gamma Arrives - The Walking Dead

If you watch The Walking Dead online, you know that the Whisperers have proven to be quite the formidable force for our heroes. 

At the close of The Walking Dead Season 9, they butchered a bunch of beloved characters in an explosive twist that made the rest of the characters vow to get some revenge. 

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Where will Gamma fit into all of this?

“She is going to be playing Gamma, a Whisperer who is fiercely protective of Alpha," said executive producer Gale Ann Hurd at the show's Comic-Con panel. 

Thora Birch as Gamma - The Walking Dead

If there's one thing we know, it's that Alpha has a lot of followers who will do her bidding if she requires them to. 

This makes Samantha Morton's alter ego all the scarier. People are willing to go out into this post-apocalyptic world and fight for her. 

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We still don't know why we didn't get to meet Gamma on The Walking Dead Season 9, but it's possible that she was off doing a mission away from the action. 

Beta Get Ready - The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 13

We already met Beta, who was willing to go to extreme measures to keep his boss safe and to make the heroes suffer. 

There's going to be a lot of testing times ahead. 

AMC has also released a photo of Eugene, and he's still using the radio to try to communicate with other communities. 

Eugene on the Radio - The Walking Dead

As you will recall, The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 16 featured a mysterious voice coming through the radio. 

Many fans thought this meant that the Commonwealth arc from the comic books was gearing up to take flight, but there's no solid proof of that. 

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It's possible that it could be Maggie sending a message to her former friends to make sure that they're safe with the horrific weather conditions. 

A Threat At Every Turn - The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 14

Alas, we'll need to tune into The Walking Dead Season 10 when it debuts Sunday, October 6. 

In sad news, Danai Gurira will only be in a handful of episodes before bowing out of the series for good. 

There's no confirmation, but she could be joining Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes on the movie trilogy that is coming to theaters. 

What are your thoughts on this first look?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry. Hell, they're all gonna be doing that.

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Daryl: What is it?
Judith: I can't believe we just left her in a ditch. What if you were lost and no one could find you? Where RJ was or mom?
Daryl: You gonna tell me where this is coming from?
Judith: I just want us to be back together again ... at home. That's all.
Daryl: I radioed your mom, so she knows not to go home, so she's safe. That way she can find us.
Judith: You talked to her?
Daryl: No, but I'm gonna keep trying.
Judith: It doesn't matter. I talked to her after the fire, and I'm worried. Maybe she won't come home.
Daryl: What did she say?
Judith: She went to go help some people she met, who needed her. I didn't want to tell you.
Daryl: Why is that?
Judith: Because maybe you'd leave, too.
Daryl: I won't.
Judith: You promise.
Daryl: I can't.
Judith: Why?
Daryl: Because I can't lie to you. I don't know what's gonna happen. There ain't no one that can tell you they do. There's one thing I know, there's a whole bunch of people back there that would do anything for you. One day, when you're older, they're going to need you to do anything for them. You got a whole lot of family. Nothing can take the place of someone you love being gone. That doesn't mean that everything that follows is going to break your heart.