Cinemax Orders Robert Kirkman’s Outcast To Series

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Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead has been so successful that AMC has a potential spinoff series awaiting an official pickup order. But even in the unlikely case that AMC doesn’t give that project a greenlight, Kirkman has already landed his second television series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cinemax has placed a ten episode first season order for Outcast, a new horror drama based on the comic book series by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta. In the TV adaptation, Patrick Fugit plays Kyle Barnes, a man plagued by demonic possessions since he was a child. In the present, Kyle discovers his connection to a dark secret that may mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Life on Mars veteran Philip Glenister co-stars in Outcast as the unconventional Reverend Anderson, who is fighting his own war against evil and his own, less literal, inner demons.

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HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said.”We are thrilled to be in business with Robert Kirkman, a visionary talent who has the unique ability to tap into today’s zeitgeist, making him a perfect fit for the newly expanded Cinemax roster.”

One of Kirkman’s other comics, Thief of Thieves is also in development as a potential TV series at AMC.

Cinemax has not yet set a premiere date for Outcast, but production will likely begin later this year.