"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman is back with a new horror drama titled "Outcast," and it will premiere June 3 on Cinemax. The television series is based on the comics of the same name and it has already been renewed for a second season.
The first episode is titled "A Darkness Surrounds Him" and it will see Kyle Barnes [Patrick Fugit], who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life, vowing to find out why demons are out to get him. The premiere episode will definitely shock viewers as it will see Kyle helping with an exorcism by violently punching Gabriel Bateman's Joshua Austin in the face.
Kirkman recently took part in a Reddit AMA to promote the new series, and here's what we learned about "Outcast."
Will "Outcast" be a carbon copy of the comic? "No, the Outcast show will not be a carbon copy," revealed Kirkman. "Like TWD there will be scenes here and there that are adapted almost exactly but there is a LOT of new material in the series. I'd wager that there's actually more new material because we don't have 100+ comics to draw from. So because of that, reading the comic and watching the show will be a much more complete experience with a little less chance of one spoiling the other."
On "Outcast" being on Cinemax: "It's going to be a much different show than Walking Dead for a lot of reason but having the restrictions of basic cable lifted off us is a big one," Kirkman noted. "Outcast is a BRUTAL show. At times... I even worry that we went too far... but that just makes me want to go further."
Will we learn Reverend Anderson's full name? "YES! Yes we will. I don't like giving people last names on Walking Dead. For Outcast I'm trying not to give anyone FIRST names! Fingers crossed!"
Number of episodes: The first season will have 10 episodes and there will not be a midseason break.