Robert Kirkman is a name well known in the horror genre, thanks to a little series called The Walking Dead. Now, anything with his name attached is immediately a hot property, and so this brings us to Outcast.
This is a new TV series based on another of Kirkman’s graphic novel series’, but there’s no zombies here. Outcast is about demonic possession, and the first trailer was released at Comic-Con, and is now on-line for all to see.
Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, VHS, The Guest) directs the series, which stars Patrick Fugit as the Outcast Kyle Barnes, Reg E. Cathey (“Oz,” St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan).
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.
OUTCAST, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert 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 Reverend Anderson, a country preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers to obtain a normal life he has never known. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever. Coming to FOX internationally in 2016.