Outcast: Robert Kirkman’s comic book TV series gets a summer UK air-date
Robert Kirkman’s TV adaptation of his comic book series, Outcast, will debut on June 7th at 10pm on the FOX channel within the UK. Kirkman is famously known for his work on The Walking Dead, both the original comics and his heavy involment with AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead.
Outcast will star Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) and Wrenn Schmidt
(Boardwalk Empire) in a 10-part exorcism thriller.
OUTCAST, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, 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.
Patrick Fugit stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister stars 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. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) stars as 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.
The pilot for Outcast was directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest) and premieres on Tuesday 7th June at 10pm on FOX in the UK. It also premieres four days earlier in the US on Cinemax on the 3rd of June.
We will keep you up to date with Outcast as and when we hear new information, we will also be running episodic reviews for the entire 10-part series.
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