This new series looks AMAZING and now that we have a brand new trailer, “Outcast” is looking even more enticing. The Cinemax series based on the graphic novel series by “Walking Dead” creator and writer Robert Kirkman, launches its ten-episode season Friday, June 3 and has already been renewed for a second season ahead of the series debut.
“Outcast” 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 who has 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.
The series stars the incomparable Patrick Fugit as the lead character, Barnes who spends his life looking for answers to his possession and more importantly redemption. Due to his demons, he sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Alongside Fugit, we have Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) 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 however he has his own demons in that he is an inveterate drinker and gambler but doesn’t think that God wants people to “sweat the small stuff.” And you can’t forget Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) who plays 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.
“Outcast” the series was created by Kirkman as well as executive produced alongside showrunner Chris Black. It was produced by Cinemax by Fox International Studios, and also executive produced by David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard (known for his work on the amazing film, The Guest).
Watch the new trailer below and the series premieres June 3.