The Whispers is a TV series starring Lily Rabe, Barry Sloane, and Milo Ventimiglia. An unseen force is manipulating society's most innocent-our children-to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity.


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Series cast summary:
...  Claire Bennigan 13 episodes, 2015
...  Wes Lawrence 13 episodes, 2015
...  Sean Bennigan / ... 13 episodes, 2015
...  Jessup Rollins 13 episodes, 2015
...  Minx Lawrence 13 episodes, 2015
...  Henry Bennigan 13 episodes, 2015
...  Lena 13 episodes, 2015
...  Secretary of Defense Frommer / ... 11 episodes, 2015
...  Dr. Maria Benavidez 7 episodes, 2015
...  Harper Weil 6 episodes, 2015
...  President Winters 6 episodes, 2015


When children across Washington, D.C., all start talking with the same imaginary friend named Drill, who persuades them to play dangerous games, the FBI calls in child specialist Claire Bennigan - whose deaf son has been speaking to Drill, unbeknownst to her - to investigate. Meanwhile, the defense department sends Wes Lawrence to the Sahara Desert, where he encounters a strange geological phenomenon. As puzzle pieces come together, creating a frightening picture, humanity must wage a battle against unseen forces if it hopes to survive. Written by Soumik Ghosh

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1 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Invisibles  »

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Gary Hershberger played the role of President Winters in the unaired pilot but was replaced by Martin Cummins for the series. See more »


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Invasion of the Body Snacthers meets Children of the Corn
3 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Whispers taps into well established sci-fi/horror genre of an unseen other.

The series mixes elements reminiscent of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Children of the Corn. The children in this series are influenced by an unseen presence who controls and manipulates their actions, seemingly with nefarious intentions.

Its not a new premise but its carried well with above average acting and good directing. That said, this series is not doing anything new and the tiresome "the nation (US) is under threat" malarkey has well and truly had its day.

An OK watch, just don't expect anything special. Six out of ten from me.

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