The CINEMAX drama series, OUTCAST, will launch its ten-episode season FRIDAY, JUNE 3 and has been renewed for a second season ahead of the series debut. The announcement came this past weekend during the SXSW festival, where Robert Kirkman was in attendance. The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.
“OUTCAST has been a passion project of mine for many years,” said Kirkman. “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.”
“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,” said Kary Antholis, president, CINEMAX Original Programming. “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.”
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 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.
To me The Walking Dead should of been on a channel like this so we could get the full extent of the comic. I believe this will be a great series and will give The Walking Dead a run for the money.