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OUTCAST: Cinemax Orders Robert Kirkman’s Comic to Series

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Cinemax Picks Up Robert Kirkman’s Outast as a TV Series. Cinemax will be teaming up with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman to adapt his other comic book series Outcast as a TV show. The network announced a pick-up of the series for a ten-episode season, according to Variety.

The exorcism drama will mark the second comic book property from Robert Kirkman getting adapted for television since The Walking Dead premiered on AMC in 2010. “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 HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo.

The series follows a young man named Kyle Barnes who has been plagued by demonic possession for his whole life. With the help of Reverend Anderson, a preacher with his own personal demons, Kyle goes on a journey to seek some answers and try to have a normal life he never had. But what Kyle discovers could mean the end of life on Earth.

Outcast will star Patrick Fugit as main character Kyle Barnes, a man looking for answers and redemption for his soul. Philip Glenister will play Reverend Anderson, an evangelist who believes he is on a mission from God to save Earth from the forces of evil. Rounding out the cast is Gabriel Bateman as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old kid who lives by Kyle. Austin is also under demonic possession like Barnes was, but something appears different about this possession and has a connection to Barnes.

Robert Kirkman has already written the script for the pilot episode before the first issue came out. You’re Next director Adam Wingard will direct the first episode of the horror series.

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