Even if you’re not an ardent comic book reader, chances are that you know who Robert Kirkman is. The comic book writer hit it big with several titles for Image Comics over the years, but most importantly there’s this little one that you may have heard of: The Walking Dead. AMC’s adaptation of Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic zombie epic is a smash hit and has gone on to become one of the highest rated cable TV series in history. So of course somebody else is now turning another of his books into a show.
The people are Cinemax – who have been steadily building up their own library of critically acclaimed shows like Banshee and The Knick – and the comic book is Outcast, a supernatural horror story following Kyle Barnes, “a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life”. And it looks fantastic. And creepy. Fantastically creepy.
The series had previously debuted a trailer, but those silly people over in Obamaland decided to geo-lock the video so nobody outside of the USA could view it, which is why I never wrote about it at the time. But at this weekend past’s New York Comic Con, Kirkman unveiled a new trailer which we can check out as well! What’s more, that first trailer has since also been released on international channels, so you can check out both below!
Here’s the official blurb for Outcast which also introduces its cast:
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.
Last Updated: October 14, 2015