Whatever you do, don't turn off the lights when you watch the series premiere of The Whispers tonight on ABC.
The spine-chilling thriller, which stars Lily Rabe, Milo Ventimiglia, and Barry Sloane, follows the mysterious events in a small town when a group of children begin communicating with an "imaginary friend" and doing their dark bidding.
"The [most] precious and beautiful thing in the whole world is a child's imagination and you want to protect and cultivate that as a parent," Rabe spilled on the set of The Whispers in Vancouver last year. "And then for that to become this vessel or thing that can [be] exploited or taken advantage of… I think it's being in the balance of that, figuring that out."
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The American Horror Story alum continued, "I think that's a wonderful thing about this story. What is real to a child is something that you always want to believe in and lean into. But of course that can become dangerous."
Rabe's character, FBI agent and single mother Claire Bennigan, is determined to discover who – or what! – these children are talking to and ETonline has your exclusive first look at her eerie investigation in tonight's series premiere.
The Whispers premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.