The Whisperers have a great way to blend in with zombie hordes, but there’s one big downside: It puts them at a disadvantage when trying to fight another group while also trying to stay undercover.
“If they start acting like humans, they will be found out,” Nicotero said of the Whisperers making any sudden movements around the real undead.
“That’s one of the reasons why the scene in the cemetery in the beginning was challenging. If the Whisperers execute any big moves that would alert the other walkers around them that they are human and they’re blowing their cover,” he continued. “So we had to be really cautious about how they moved and how quickly they moved. I didn’t want it to look like there was a million stunt people running at our characters all the time.”