Monday, March 14, 2016

Cinemax Renews 'Outcast' for Season 2

Cinemax's new original drama series Outcast will begin its ten-episode season on Friday, June 3 at 10/9c. and has been renewed a second season ahead of the series debut, it was announced today at 2016 SXSW Festival. The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, with Chris Black as showrunner.

"Outcast has been a passion project of mine for many years," said Kirkman. "Seeing it come together has been a huge thrill for me. What we've been able to achieve on Cinemax, with its unprecedented creative freedom, frankly almost scares ME at times."

"Going into the first season of Outcast, we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core," said Kary Antholis, President, Cinemax Original Programming. "But what he, Chris Black and the rest of the team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into Outcast's intense and creepy landscape, which is why he have chosen to pick up a second season."

Based on the comic series by Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, 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 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.

The drama stars Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Gabriel Bateman, Wrenn Schmidt and David Denman. Guest stars in the first season include Melinda McGraw, Catherine Dent, Lee Tergeson, Grace Zabriskie and Brent Spiner.

Outcast is produced for Cinemax by FOX International Studios. Kirkman and Black executive produce with David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard.