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Cinemax Picks Up Robert Kirkman’s OUTCAST

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

Cinemax has picked up Outcast, a ten episode drama from Walking Dead scribe Robert Kirkman.

The news came today from Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“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,” said Lombardo.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life.

Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost.

But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt.

Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff.

Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.

Outcast is produced for Cinemex by FOX International Channels, who will serve as the studio and international network on the series.

The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest).

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