The Walking Dead’s Beta FINALLY unmasked as famous country singer in AMC spin-off series


MYSTERIOUS The Walking Dead villain Beta has finally had his identity revealed – as a famous country singer.

Unlike Alpha and the other Whisperers, Beta never seems to want to show his face, with some believing it was out of fear of revealing something about himself. 

 Beta served as Alpha's right hand man

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Beta served as Alpha’s right hand manCredit: AMC

Beta, who always wears a mask, was thought to be some kind of celebrity in the AMC horror show’s world.

But in spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead, eagle-eyed fans have discovered that the baddie was a renowned musician before the zombie apocalypse.

During the season 5 episode Today and Tomorrow, it was hinted that Beta was previously a famous country music star when Daniel and Grace were traveling with some records. 

When Daniel dropped one of the albums, viewers could see the face of Ryan Hurst – the actor who plays Beta – on the cover, wearing a cowboy hat.

 Beta appears on an album cover in Fear the Walking Dead

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Beta appears on an album cover in Fear the Walking DeadCredit: AMC

Now, with The Walking Dead in its tenth season, Beta’s identity is actually recognised by another character in the latest episode, Walk with Us.

When he kills Gamma for deserting the Whisperers, she stretches out and rips off one half of his zombie-mask. 

Gamma dies, but another Whisperer instantly recognizes Beta, before themselves being killed by Beta.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about his character’s mysterious identity, Ryan Hurst refused to be pinned down – but teased that there had been hints lying around. 

 Beta murdered Gamma in the latest episode of The Walking Dead

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Beta murdered Gamma in the latest episode of The Walking Dead
 Beta invaded Alexandria by crawling through the graveyard

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Beta invaded Alexandria by crawling through the graveyard

He said: “I can’t tell you too much. We’ve been dropping Easter eggs here and there, maybe on this show, maybe on another show that’s connected to it, but I’ll sort of keep dangling that carrot and let people wait for the end of this season to see what happens.”

Robert Kirkman also conceals Beta’s identity in the comics, but on the page he’s not a musician, but rather a basketball star.

Discussing Gama’s death at the hands of Beta in the latest episode, we reported yesterday how The Walking Dead boss had explained why it had to happen.

Show runner Angela Kang said: “Thora Birch was amazing in the role of Gamma.

 Beta started challenging Alpha earlier in season 10

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Beta started challenging Alpha earlier in season 10Credit: AMC

“We always knew from the start with this character that we wanted to tell a story of basically a double agent in a game of espionage.

“And I think in telling that story, we also knew from the beginning that this would be a limited arc for this character because in any kind of war there are casualties in many different arenas and being that person that’s playing two sides, she was in a uniquely dangerous position.”

The Walking Dead continues on AMC on Sundays in the US and airs on FOX a day later in the UK.





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