It’s yet to even debut at this point, but Cinemax’s Outcast show has already been confirmed for a second season. The news was confirmed at this year’s SXSW Festival.
The show itself is based on the comic book of the same name from The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta. On this series, Kirkman, who will serve as executive producer, said, “Outcast has been a passion project of mine for many years. Seeing it come together has been a huge thrill for me. What we’ve been able to achieve on Cinemax, with its unprecedented creative freedom, frankly, almost scares ME at times.”
Cinemax’s Kary Antholis added, “Going into the first season of Outcast, we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core. But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into Outcast’s intense and creepy landscape, which is why we have chosen to pick up a second season.”
Along with Kirkman, the aforementioned Chris Black will also be executive producing as well as being the showrunner for Outcast.
The official word on the show reads:
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 who has 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.
In terms of cast, Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit is playing Kyle Barnes, with Life on Mars’ Philip Glenister on board as Reverend Anderson and Stalker’s Gabriel Bateman as the young Joshua Austin, a neighbour of Kyle’s and someone who appears to be in the midst of a demonic possession himself.
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