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Robert Kirkman’s comic Outcast picked up by Cinemax

February 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Robert Kirkman, the man behind The Walking Dead comics, has a new TV series coming to Cinemax and, once again, it’s based on one of his comic series.

Outcast sees Kyle Barnes, played by Patrick Fugit, possessed since he was a child and now on a quest to find out why he has been tormented for years, only to discover he’s part of a much bigger event.

The brilliant Philip Glenister – Gene Hunt in Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes – will co-star as Reverend Anderson, who sees himself as a soldier of God fighting evil on earth.

Kirkman wrote the pilot.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said: “We are thrilled to be in business with Robert Kirkman, a visionary talent who has the unique ability to tap into today’s zeitgeist, making him a perfect fit for the newly expanded Cinemax roster.” 

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Robert Kirkman’s new drama to Cinemax. Outcast is an ambitious series and Adam Wingard has directed a powerful pilot. I am very proud of the work that Robert, Sharon and team have put together,” Hernan Lopez, FIC president and CEO, said.

Cinemax has also renewed one of our favourite shows here at FTN, Banshee, for a fourth season – although next year it’ll have eight episodes instead of the standard ten.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….