“The Walking Dead’s” Robert Kirkman has found a home for his latest comic book to TV endeavor, the demonic/exorcism drama “Outcast”, with premium cable network Cinemax, home to “Strike Back” and “Banshee” expanding its line into comic book horror.
Written by Kirkman (who also penned the pilot script), “Outcast” will follow one Kyle Barnes, a young man “who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.”
See, this is why I try my best not to “uncover” anything. One thing leads to another, and suddenly you’re responsible for the end of mankind. It just ain’t worth the hassle, I say.
Kirkman feels differently, and says about “Outcast” going to Cinemax:
Despite the success of The Walking Dead, Outcast is only my second foray into the horror genre. I think Kyle Barnes is every bit as compelling as Rick Grimes and demonic possession is way scarier than zombies–so this is going to be fun. Starting a new project is like setting off on an long journey and I couldn’t ask for better travel companions than David Alpert and Sharon Tal Yguado and I’m thrilled to be a part of what Cinemax has planned for the next few years.
Being a pay cable network, Cinemax can get away with a lot of things network and basic cable TV can’t. So if you thought AMC’s “The Walking Dead” pushed the boundaries of blood and guts, I get the feeling “Outcast” is going to make it look tame by comparison.
The show, of course, is based on the comic book of the same name by Kirkman, published through Image comics.