'The Whispers' Premieres Tonight on ABC; Watch the First 5 Minutes!

ABC’s The Whispers star Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane
as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe, Derek Webster as
Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx
Lawrence, and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan.
Photo Credit: ABC/Bob D’Amico
Parents love to play games with their children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone they don’t know. Can’t see. Can’t hear. In The Whispers, premiering Monday, June 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC, someone – or something – is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable.

The Whispers stars Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan.

In the premiere episode, “X Marks the Spot,” several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don’t know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. Claire is still grieving over the death of her husband, Sean, who was killed when his military jet mysteriously crashed. And she’s still getting used to being a single parent to her son, Henry, whose hearing was lost due to an illness. But what she doesn’t know is that Henry has also been secretly speaking with Drill. Meanwhile, Defense Department operative Wes Lawrence’s life, as well as the lives of his wife Lena and daughter Minx – who is also secretly in communication with Drill – has been turned upside-down ever since Lena discovered that her loving husband had been having an affair with Claire. But life as they knew it will never be the same when Wes travels halfway across the world, to the middle of the Sahara Desert, and unearths a strange, haunting geological phenomenon; unlike anything he has ever seen.

Watch the first five minutes of the premiere below:



Guest starring are Catalina Denis as Dr. Maria Benavidez, Abby Ryder Fortson as Harper Weil, Autumn Reeser as Amanda Weil, Alison Araya as Callie, Darien Sills-Evans as General Ousmane Damba, Ki Hong Lee as Peter Kim, David Andrews as Secretary of Defense Frommer and Adetokumboh M’Cormack as Dr. Karif.

”X Marks the Spot” was written by Soo Hugh and directed by Mark Romanek.

The Whispers is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Zack Estrin. Soo Hugh developed the series. “The Whispers” is produced by ABC Studios, with Amblin TV as co-producer.

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