Creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta are bringing their successful Skybound Comics/Image Comics series titled Outcast to Cinemax in a new horror TV series. Cinemax’s Outcast Season 1 will focus on demon possession and a man named Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) who has been plagued by demons all his life. Robert Kirkman wrote the script for the first episode and Adam Wingard (You’re Next (2011), The Guest (2014)) will direct. Robert Kirkman has done a fantastic job with zombies, but now he tackles demons, and I cannot wait to see the outcome.
The series 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.
Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, 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 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 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.