Fans waited years to see Negan come alive on The Walking Dead show and now it’s time to start speculating about Alpha. In case you aren’t caught up on the comics, Alpha’s the next villain we meet after All Out War. Without spoiling her storyline Alpha is a leader and mother who heads a massive community of survivors called The Whisperers who disguise themselves in walker skin. She’s clever, in her 30s,
We can’t say if or when she’ll make her way to the show, but we asked fans like you to tell us your fantasy casting. We compiled the most popular ones below:
Charlize Theron for sure!!!!
— Diego H (@DHSPinkFloyd) June 30, 2017
Charlize DOES have experience playing a bald post-apocalyptic badass….
Sigourney Weaver was first to mind.
— Starktacular (@SvengaliPhantom) June 30, 2017
Who WOULDN’T want to see her return to her bald days from Alien 3?
Tilda Swinton would be perfect#FromWhispers2Screams#TWD#SheriffGrimes
— CarolinaRoar (@alexpritt) June 30, 2017
That Ancient One glare could really bring menace to an on-screen Alpha.
Lena headey would KILL this role
— #FreeRosario (@will_borowski) June 30, 2017
The Internet would probably implode.
Katherine Heigl! pic.twitter.com/3Rp8XgVIuK
— Walking Dead Brasil (@TWDBrasil) June 30, 2017
Wow, who knew Katherine Heigel rocked the bald look so often? This could work!
— investigaytor (@cnsnnslv) June 30, 2017
Olivia Wilde definitely has the look to fit the role.
Been calling it since day one: Robin Wright would be perfect for the part. pic.twitter.com/v0MqJmAT54
— Celvin (@celvinsworld) June 30, 2017
Did you see her in Wonder Woman? That’s all the reason we need to be convinced she’d destroy as Alpha.
Lily Rabehttps://t.co/ccUdrMK1sz pic.twitter.com/MV34p9UjC8
— Adam Carlson (@MNVikingZombie) June 30, 2017
As we saw in American Horror Story Lily Rabe can quickly transition from charming to menacing…something Alpha’s VERY good at.
Alpha should be played by @RubyRose
— Dick Mac (@dickmac999) June 30, 2017
She might be a little young to play her but we’d still be down.
Long shot but Natalie Portman, she's hot and can rock a shaved head pic.twitter.com/vJD17Wp2Qp
— Negan (@TattooedPac) June 30, 2017
Natalie Portman was incredible in V for Vendetta and could totally re-rock the bald look here.
vera fucking farmiga pic.twitter.com/hRm88UEOoB
— Vika (@normalovise) June 30, 2017
Cunning, charming, beautiful…Vera Fargima checks the boxes!
A complete unknown!
— VoltigeurGauche (@VoltigeurGauche) June 30, 2017
We’re loving this mysterious pick for Alpha. Plus, The Walking Dead has pulled actors out of obscurity before!
Kim Dickens. It makes too much sense. pic.twitter.com/nj8ioWdP6S
— Alexander Culafi (@culafia) June 30, 2017
Kim Dickens "Crossover"
— Oz Galeano (@Oz_Galeano) June 30, 2017
I want madison from fear the walking dead to become alpha
— luiz (@FArnowiski) June 30, 2017
Cross it over with #FTWD and have Madison as Alpha
— TheJoker (@NathKendall86) June 30, 2017
We already know Madison is Alpha but nice try ?
— Derek (@Soldier__TV) June 30, 2017
We got so many Kim Dickens/Madison responses to this we had to keep it on the list. Although Madison is currently near Mexico, not Virginia, and her daughter’s name is Alicia, not Lydia, and there’s no other indication she would become Alpha…throwing water on this fan theory just wouldn’t be fun! So there it is in the open air. Keep speculating!
Who would YOU like to see play Alpha in the future? Tell us in the comments!
Robin Wright. She plays a cold bitch perfectly on House of Cards. But I don’t see it happening.
Good choice. But yeah, I don’t see it, either.
I have 2 in mind, actually. Tricia Helfer (Cylon “skinjob” Model Six) from the amazing Battlestar Galactica remake (also has easily one of the best scores/soundtracks in all of TV, by The Walking Dead’s own Bear McCreary). If not her (and I don’t have a preference, either would be great, IMO), then somewhat paradoxically (due to the subject matter of her star role in her current show and not to spoil anything, but that certain something permitted by the Whisperer’s “society”, if you can call it that) Mariska Hargitay (Benson on Law & bOrEder: SVU). But I don’t have high hopes for either doing it. 🙁
I’m going to get so much hate for this so let me start with: I love the show and I love the comic. They are both incredible. But the reality is that TV series don’t go forever and if they pass a certain point, people are tired of them, even if the content is great. The end of All Out War, is a perfect wrap-up for the show to go out on top, at a natural point (like Breaking Bad). So hate me if you want, but I just see that moment as a great artistic moment to wrap up the story. IMHO. Maybe a year from now I’ll feel different.
I heard something about Maria Bello being cast, and as Magna is young, I think she is going to be Alpha. Seeing Olivia Wilde would be cool, same for Charlize Theron (hardly, though). Now I’m more hyped about who is going to act as Beta.
If alpha appears on The show she will be played by somebody we have never heard it before and they most likely will do a great job. It certainly won’t be Charlize Theron
KATHERINE HEIGEL would nail this.
Michelle Rodriguez, she’s tough as hell and doesn’t mind covering herself in goopy substances.
Madison is totally Alpha.