One of The Blot’s favorite comic books these days is Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta (published by Image/Skybound). From the twisted mind of the creator of The Walking Dead, Outcast has also been adapted for TV and will be making its world television debut tonight, Friday, June 3rd, on Cinemax! What’s really amazing is it’s almost been a year since we were first talking about the new Outcast show at last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con. Cinemax is the perfect channel for a show like Outcast, as it can stay true to the book’s adult themes on the premium cable channel.
If you’re not familiar with the comic book series the show is based on, 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. What Kyle discovers, however, could change his fate—and the fate of the world—forever.
Outcast stars Patrick Fugit 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. Joining Fugit and Glenister as season 1 regulars are Wrenn Schmidt as Megan Holter, David Denman as Mark Holter, Reg E. Cathey as Chief Byron Giles, Kate Lyn Sheil as Allison Barnes and Brent Spiner as Sidney.