Skip to Content

Cinemax picks up ‘Outcast’ from Robert Kirkman and Adam Wingard

Cinemax picks up ‘Outcast’ from Robert Kirkman and Adam Wingard

Robert Kirkman

Coming from The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman is the new horror and drama series Outcast, which has just been picked up for a 10-episode run on Cinemax. Outcast stars Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) as a man who lives across the street from a young boy appearing to be possessed by a demon.

Kirkman is the Creator and Executive Producer on the show and Adam Wingard (The Guest) directed the show’s pilot episode. Here’s the full synopsis via a press release from Thursday.

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 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.