Thanks to the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 we’ve got the first images from Cinemax’s latest horror series ‘Outcast‘. The show will be based on Robert Kirkman’s and Paul Azaceta’s comic about a man who struggles with possessions popping up throughout his life. With his huge success from ‘The Walking Dead’ we’ve all been dying to know what he’ll do with a non-zombie related franchise.
The series will follow Patrick Fugit (‘Gone Girl’,’Almost Famous’) as Kyle Barnes who is the young man that has been dealing with demons since he was a child. Now as an adult he is trying to find answers to these devils have been coming to him since he was born. His quest though quickly goes south as the answers he find could mean the very end of life as we know it.
Also starring in ‘Outcast” are Reg E. Cathey, Julia Crockett, Wrenn Schmidt, and Kip Pardue. According to Adam Wingard who directed the series:
“Cathey will play Giles, Rome’s Chief of Police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s. Although he doesn’t believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he’s seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend’s assertions about demons. Crockett portrays Sarah Barns, Kyle’s mother, who makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more. Schmidt is Megan Holter, Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist, who is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Pardue will play Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan, a small town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.”
Those lucky enough to be at SDCC 2015 this year will be able to get a real first look of the series on Saturday, July 11, in Room 6DE at 3:00 p.m. For the time being though you can check out the images below!
Visually the first shots look pretty amazing. I was a huge fan of the first few issues of the comic and think that it was made to be on the small screen. This is a television series I’ll be eagerly looking forward to when it is released next year.
The series follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Are you looking forward to ‘Outcast’? Do you think Kirkman will have a new series that has even close to the buzz that ‘The Walking Dead’ generates? Share your thoughts below!
Sources: Dread Central, Bloody-Disgusting