The CW has renewed its summer fantasy series ‘The Outpost’ for a third season. The series was created by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, who previously created the low-budget ‘Mythica’ film series. The series stars Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, Anand Desai-Barochia, Robyn Malcolm, and Andrew Howard. The series counts Dean Devlin (‘Independence Day’) and Jonathan Glassner (‘Stargate SG-1’) as executive producers.
“The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called ‘Blackbloods’. Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.”
The CW is generally considered a mini-network, as it doesn’t offer programming every night, and only offers primetime series. But it goes the extra mile by offering original scripted series in the summer months, something the bigger networks don’t always do. For the past few years, The CW’s top summer series has been the sci-fi adventure ‘The 100’, but that show is coming to an end next year.
Both ‘The 100’ and ‘The Outpost’ feature female protagonists. It’s possible that ‘The Outpost’ could take over as The CW’s flagship summer show.
Ratings were only slightly down for the sophomore season, from the first– 6%. The show averaged 590,000 viewers for its second season. The CW shows almost all receive lower ratings than shows on the other networks, even the hits. Because of that, The CW tends to allow low-rated shows time to build an audience, whereas the bigger networks tend to slash anything that underperforms.
Are you a fan of ‘The Outpost’? Are you happy that the series will return for a third season?