Walking Dead's Beta actor opens up on potential Whisperers spinoff
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Walking Dead’s Beta actor opens up on potential Whisperers spinoff

Published: 12/Oct/2020 11:18

by David Purcell

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The Whisperers might not be down and out after all in The Walking Dead, as the actor of Beta – Season 10’s biggest villain – has dropped some huge hints that they will appear in the confirmed AMC spinoff series. 

Whisperers were like no enemy the main group had faced before, hiding in the shadows while wearing skin of their prey. Though, with Alpha and Beta seemingly now out of the picture, perhaps fans shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of never seeing them again.

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Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in the show, just recently confirmed it took some major effort from those on set to find a way he could take down the villain in the Season 10 finale.

That said, it appears they might just have another part to play, if we read between the lines of new comments.

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Beta actor responds to TWD spinoff rumors

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Alpha knows more about Beta than anybody, but fans still don’t know a lot about his dark past.

Ryan Hurst, who played second in command of the Whisperers group, has gone down on record saying he absolutely loved playing his part on the show, numerous times.

Despite his character’s death, which would usually spell the end for their time on screen, some fans have been toying with the idea of having him return in a spinoff. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he cooly responded.

He said: “I don’t know [if] I can either confirm or deny whether I had dinner with him [Scott Gimble] or not, but that’s pretty much all that I’m allowed to say.

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“Look, anytime, anything Walking Dead-related, I’d be there in a nanosecond. I have so much fun with that, and Scott is a great friend. Scott and I can nerd out for five hours straight – he’s a total cinephile, total comic book head. I love Scott.”

Scott Gimble is one of the main people behind TWD’s success on television, serving as the main showrunner from seasons 4-8. He moved to the position of Chief Content Officer soon after, making way for Angela Kang to fill the spot.

Ryan Hurst toys Walking Dead fans with spinoff comments

In a previous Twitter post, Hurst claimed he had some ideas to pitch for a spinoff of Beta in Tales of The Walking Dead, a confirmed spinoff series for the show’s biggest characters.

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That time, he tweeted: “I’ve got some ideas…”

Whether or not any of this will come to fruition is unknown at the time of writing.

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No question about it, though, things would certainly be made more interesting if we could see more backstory for one of the world’s most demonic characters.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer hits the beach as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer faithfully recreated Ty Lee’s iconic Ember Islands beach look. The talented artist hit the sands as Azula’s bubbly acrobatic friend.

There are many memorable scenes from The Last Airbender, which originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. However ‘The Beach’ story in Season 3 has alway been a fan favorite.

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Celebrating it, a talented cosplayer re-created scenes from the iconic episode with her stunning take on Ty Lee. Her adorable costume is one of the best things you will see all week.

ty lee in avatarThe Fire Nation heroine took to the beach in the popular Season 3 episode.

Avatar cosplayer becomes real life Ty Lee at the beach

In Book 3, Fire Nation’s Prince Zuko and Princess Azula take a vacation on the Ember Islands. However the royal siblings are quickly shown up when their friend Ty Lee is getting all of the attention.

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Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay’ depicted the hilarious scene with her transformation into the acrobatic fighter. The artist nailed the character’s look, capturing her upbeat personality by holding her long braided hair in her hands.

Photographer ‘thegeekstrong’ took a shot of Daniella posing in front of the shore while wearing the character’s iconic white and red Fire Nation swimsuit. The outdoor backdrop truly brings the Ember Islands to life.

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In another post on Instagram, the cosplayer faithfully re-created the moment from the episode where Ty Lee asks a beachgoer to stand in front of the sun to create shade for her to rest in. 

This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as the Avatar heroine. In September, she collaborated with cosplayer ‘minakess’ who portrays Princess Azula. Daniella wore Ty Lee’s regular pink outfit while sitting next to the series’ villain.

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Despite ending in 2008, the Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its platform in April. The Nickelodeon animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020.

Those interested in the franchise can watch every single episode on the streaming service right now. The series sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also available, and takes place 100 years after the story of Avatar Aang.