The official cast for Robert Kirkman’s upcoming drama pilot, “Outcast” has been revealed. The series is based on The Walking Dead creator’s new comic of the same name and is set to premiere on Cinemax.
“Outcast” will star Patrick Fugit in the lead role of Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Joining Fugit is Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia preacher 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 us to sweat the small stuff.
Reg E. Cathey as Giles, is Rome’s chief of police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s. Although he doesn’t believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he’s seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend’s assertions about demons.
Julia Crockett, as Sarah Barns, is Kyle’s mother. Filthy and raving, Sarah makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more.
Wrenn Schmidt as Megan Holter, is Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist. Megan is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Although she puts up a hopeful and confident front, Megan may be as emotionally damaged as Kyle — a result of the scarred past they share.
Kip Pardue as Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan. Mark is a small-town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.
Kirkman has signed on to write the pilot script and executive produce with Chris Black, Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert, and FIC’s Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. Adam Wingard (The Guest) will direct the pilot.