Back in February we found out about Outcast, a new TV series coming to Cinemax from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The show is based on Kirkman’s comic book of the same name.
The show follows a man (played by Almost Famous and Gone Girl star Patrick Fugit) whose family has been troubled by demonic possessions, with the help of a reverend who struggles with his own personal demons all of his life, on a quest to find some answers and regain his normal life when he makes a massive discovery that could alter both his and the world’s fate forever.
You can read a synopsis and watch the first trailer for Outcast below now.
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 will premiere on Cinemax at some point in 2016. The pilot episode of the series is written by Kirkman, and directed by Adam Wingard, whose previous directing credits include You’re Next, the V/H/S segment “Tape 56,” the ABCs of Death segment “Q Is for Quack,” the V/H/S/2 segment “Phase I Clinical Trials,” and The Guest. His upcoming projects include an American remake of the South Korean horror I Saw the Devil, Death Note, and The Woods.