The Whispers (TV series)
|Created by||Soo Hugh|
|Based on||"Zero Hour"
by Ray Bradbury
|Written by||Soo Hugh|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Amblin Entertainment
The Whispers is an upcoming American television series created and executive produced by Soo Hugh with co-executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Dawn Olmstead for ABC Studios. It is based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury short story "Zero Hour" from The Illustrated Man. The pilot episode, formerly known as The Visitors, was ordered to series on May 8, 2014 and will debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season as a midseason entry.
The series explores what happens when an alien race from another world begins a mysterious and quiet takeover of Earth by using the most unlikely and unsuspecting inhabitants on the planet—the children.
- Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan
- Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence
- Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe/Drew Bennigan
- Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins
- Catalina Denis as Dr. Maria Benavidez
- Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence
- Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry
- Autumn Reeser as Amanda Weil
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On June 11, 2014, it was announced that Brianna Brown, who was set to play Lena Lawrence, had exited the series due to creative reasons. Kristen Connolly is set to replace her and the scenes involving Lena will be reshot.
On September 12, 2014, ABC ordered 13 episodes to air in season 1.
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