Cinemax has officially confirmed that they are adapting Robert Kirkman’s upcoming comic series “Outcast” as a television drama. Kirkman will serve as Executive Producer alongside David Alpert of Circle of Confusion. The comic series is set to debut in 2014 and will be written by Kirkman and drawn by Paul Azaceta.
The series follows 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.
Creator Robert Kirkman said,
“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 a 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.”
Sharon Tal Yguado, Executive Vice President of Original Development and Scripted Programming at FIC, also added,
“At FIC, we’re committed to creating compelling, innovative television with A-List writers like Robert Kirkman, and with Cinemax we have a partner that is as passionate as we are about this very unique project. Outcast is unlike anything on television and has the potential to become another global phenomenon.”
There is no word yet on when the series will make its way to the small screen or who the network is looking at to headline the project.