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.