After The Walking Dead became a massive hit for AMC, it was only a matter of time before another network came calling for Robert Kirkman. This time around it’ll be Cinemax, as Variety reports that the premium channel just picked up his and Paul Azaceta‘s Image series Outcast for a full series order.
Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl, Almost Famous) stars in this 10 episode series centered on a young man who sets off to find answers as to why he’s been possessed by demons since he was a child. Philip Glenister co-stars as the evangelist who assists him.
The initial pilot has already been filmed and was directed by Adam Wingard, who you may know best as the filmmaker behind last year’s The Guest (a really fun film) and 2013’s You’re Next. The pilot’s script was written by Kirkman.
There’s no word on when the series will see an air date, but given the timing and the status of the pilot, it’s quite possible that it debuts as early as the Fall of this year.
Will this be enough to get you to subscribe to Cinemax if you haven’t already?
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