After giving us a couple of images and a pair of teaser posters last week at the beginning of SDCC, we now have the first teaser video for the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast. It may only clock in at a minute, but for fans of the book and fans of this type of show, there’s a lot to like.
The series is part of the continued strong build up of original material that Cinemax is looking to go with when it comes to darker and grittier projects. Cinemax has given it a ten episode green light for the first season, which is fairly standard for the network with new shows it wants to work on. The property was optioned back in November 2013 with Kirkman as an executive producer on the series and he wrote the pilot. The show is being produced under the Circle of Confusion production company which also works on The Walking Dead. Adam Wingard directed the pilot.
Plot concept: Outcast 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 (“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 (“Life on Mars”) 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 (“Stalker”) 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.