And why wouldn’t Robert Kirkman get a deal with Cinemax?? The man single-handedly created the second coming of zombies and gave AMC one of their all-time highest rated TV series. His new series, OUTCAST, is based on another of his comics. Here’s a plot crunch:
Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, 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.
The series stars Patrick Fugit (as Kyle Barnes), Philip Glenister (as Reverend Anderson), Kip Pardue, Reg E. Cathey, Wrenn Schmidt, and Kate Lyn Sheil. The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard. Here’s more information coming at you from Deadline.com:
In his pilot writing debut, Kirkman penned Outcast on spec for The Walking Dead international partner Fox International Channels, which developed the project internally before taking it out. In a competitive situation, Cinemax acquired the script and gave it a pilot green light last July. Like The Walking Dead, Outcast too is based on a comic by Kirkman, who serves as executive producer alongside Black, David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC, and Sue Naegle.
OUTCAST has been picked up with a 10-episode order and is expected to premier sometime later this year.