The Whispers Trailer: First Look at ABC’s New Invasion Thriller

by Shilo Adams / May 13, 2014

The Whispers In The Whispers, an unseen alien force has figured our a major human weakness – the weakness that parents have for their children. And they’re prepared to use it to their advantage.

The aliens have invaded earth and are using Earth’s children to achieve world domination. Their plan? Using Drill, who appears to several Washington DC kids as an imaginary friend, enticing them to play very dangerous games with very real consequences.

FBI agent Claire Bennigan has been called in to investigate the case of a 6-year-old girl who almost killed her mother playing a game with her imaginary friend. She wonders if this girl is disturbed or is there something bigger at play. Meanwhile, halfway across the world, the defense department just sent Wes Lawrence to the Sahara Desert, where he witnesses what looks like an alien spaceship and something else even more inexplicable. Someone needs to start putting the pieces together to save humanity. As the game clock counts down, and the children unwittingly help the aliens, it’s a suspenseful race against an unseen enemy.

The Whispers stars Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe/Drew Bennigan, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Brianna Brown as Lena Lawrence, Catalina Denis as Dr. Maria Benavidez, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry.

The Whispers was written and co-executive-produced by Soo Hugh, with Amblin TV co-producing. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Dawn Olmstead.

Watch a preview below for The Whispers, which airs this coming midseason on ABC. A premiere date will be announced later this year. For more on ABC’s 2014-2015 schedule, click here.


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Shilo Adams is a contributing editor for ScreenFad whose work has appeared on TVOvermind, TVHackr, and KSiteTV. You can e-mail him at or follow him on Twitter @shilo_adams.