The Whispers: Season 1 (2015)


Critic Consensus: Though predictable and, at times, poorly paced, The Whispers is a structurally sound and stimulating supernatural mystery with an enjoyable ensemble of creepy kids.


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Air date: Jun 1, 2015
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The first and sole season of this science fiction drama focuses on several children who unwittingly assist an otherworldly entity in achieving a mysterious objective through a series of "games" in return for promised favors. The series follows Special Agent Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe), an FBI child specialist, as she investigates events associated with kids who are communicating with an invisible force named Drill. Claire soon discovers that Drill may not be an imaginary friend of the children after all and that the mystery of her missing husband, Capt. Sean Bennigan (Milo Ventimiglia) of the U.S. Air Force, could also be connected to the strange phenomenon. Claire and Sean's son, Henry (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf), is lured into the dangerous game along with Minx (Kylie Rogers), the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Department of Defense named Wes Lawrence (Barry Sloane) who also happens to be Claire's former lover. Claire and Wes set out to discover the truth surrounding the enigmatic being known as Drill in hopes of saving their children from its influence. The cast also features Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Derek Webster as Special Agent Jessup Rollins and Catalina Denis as Dr. Maria Benavidez.


Barry Sloane
as Wes Lawrence
Kristen Connolly
as Lena Lawrence
Derek Webster
as Jessup Rollins
Catalina Denis
as Maria Martinez
Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
as Henry Bennigan
Lily Rabe
as Claire Bennigan
Milo Ventimiglia
as Drew Bennigan
Kylie Rogers
as Minx Lawrence
Brianna Brown
as Lena Lawrence
David Andrews
as Secretary of Defense Frommer
Alan Ruck
as Executive Director Alex Myers
Martin Cummins
as President Winters
Dee Wallace
as Willie Starling (Grammy)
Paul McGillion
as Paul Wheeler
Jay Paulson
as Thomas Harcourt
Kayden Magnuson
as Cassandra Winters
Autumn Reeser
as Amanda Weil
Jamison Jones
as Harrison Weil
Kirsten Robek
as Mother/First Lady
Graem Beddoes
as Young Ron Harcourt
Forbes Angus
as CIA Director
John Billingsley
as Ron Harcourt
Ken Tremblett
as Lucas' Dad
Cainan Wiebe
as Greg Harcourt
Kevan Ohtsji
as Military Interrogator
Loretta Walsh
as Lucas' Mom
Logan Williams
as Young Eliot Harcourt
Amelia Burstyn
as Babysitter
Macie Juiles
as Young Girl
Scott Patey
as Computer Tech No. 1
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Critic Reviews for The Whispers Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (20)

If the people behind The Whispers are holding back a secret that will energize the series, they'd better speak up soon.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…
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The Whispers is unsettling and promising.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Whispers is too slow and self-consciously creepy to hold my attention for long. Your response may vary.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's enough at work here to keep viewers wondering what Drill's endgame might be for all his friends.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite it all, this is seriously addictive stuff. Where is The Whispers leading us? I wager we'll all be glued to our TVs trying to figure that out.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one of those odd projects in which actors and actresses who have been great before come off horrendously due to a script that does them no favors and filmmaking that is so dull that we have nothing more to focus on than the bad acting.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

The Whispers looks to be the kind of thriller we'll be talking about all summer.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"The Whispers" is a frustratingly hollow experience, an assortment of familiar genre cliches and a stubborn insistence that its primary mystery will remain enticing for us even without hints or the gratification of answers that would elevate the stakes.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

One revamped pilot and a couple of more episodes in, and I know even less about what's going on, and nothing I can actually tell you - even in a whisper - about this Steven Spielberg production, created by Soo Hugh.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It may feel scraped together from a post-Lost template, but The Whispers shoots to the forefront of the summer's must-watch list with a strong, interconnected plot and one head-scratcher of a mystery.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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