Placing the proverbial chips down even before the show premieres, Cinemax has announced plans for a second season of Robert Kirkman’s exorcism drama Outcast, all the while confirming that the new property will make its inaugural bow on June 3.
Created and executive produced by Kirkman himself, Cinemax’s high-profile new kid on the block is based on the author’s latest comic series, and is a marked departure from Kirkman’s blood-drenched staple, The Walking Dead. Making the announcement earlier today during the ongoing South By Southwest, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a troubled soul that has been burdening the brunt of demonic visions his entire life.
Playing the part of the haunted protagonist is Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), with the likes of Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman also on board to star. On the other side of the lens, The Guest director Adam Wingard will helm the pilot episode – the first of ten – with Chris Black of Cinemax attached to executive produce.
An official statement from the network regarding its early vote of confidence reads as so:
“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. But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their 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 we have chosen to pick up a second season.”
Swapping walkers for all things supernatural, Outcast will now creep out of the shadows and onto the small screen on June 3, before a second season continues Robert Kirkman’s ghostly tale at some point next year.