Cinemax Sets Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Season Two Premiere Date

by Mark McCurley

Coming in from Deadline, Friday, July 20 on Cinemax will be the Season Two premiere of Robert Kirkman’s suspense-horror series Outcast.

The U.S. release comes a year after the series’ second season aired on the Fox International channels.

President of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, Kary Antholis talked about the series’ future going passed a second season in fall 2017, making note the show is an expensive one. This and its U.S. airing comes more than a year after the filming of the second season losing the options of cast members to return.

Antholis told Deadline, “I think the new season is very strong, and I hope it’s got a bit more fun and entertainment in it, and is a step forward. In success, we left open the possibility that we could have a conversation about figuring out a way to bring it back. Because the show is so expensive, part of the consideration in doing that will be, what are the constraints, are there other co-production opportunities that maybe have a more efficient impact.”

The story follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), a preacher who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil, Barnes tries to protect those he holds most dear, now that the otherworldly threats prove greater in scope and number than anticipated.

Other cast members for Season Two also include Wrenn Schmidt, Megan Holter, Reg E. Cathey, Kate Lyn Sheil, Allison Barnes, Julia Crockett, David Denman and Brent Spiner.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic title created Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast is produced by Fox International Studios for Cinemax and executive produced by Kirkman and showrunner Chris Black, David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle.

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