Robert Kirkman, co-creator of the Walking Dead comic and its hit adaptation on AMC, just got another TV show on Cinemax, this time about possession. And in even better news, Adam Wingard from The Guest directed the pilot.
THR is reporting that Cinemax has picked up Outcast for a series order of 10 episodes.
Written by Kirkman and illustrated by Paul Azaceta, the comic is set in West Virginia. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman explained his premise for the series:
"Outcast is the story of Kyle Barnes, who is an average guy who has been dealing with the phenomenon of demonic possession his entire life. He's had a lot of people over the years, very close to him, suffering from this affliction. He's at a point in his life where he doesn't want to take it anymore and decides he's going to set out to find answers, and to figure what's going on around him, and why this constantly seems to be happening to people he's close to. Through that journey, what he discovers is something larger and more far reaching than he could have ever imagined, and it might just be that he's the key to stopping whatever it is that's going on."
Kyle Barnes will be played by Patrick Fugit, a.k.a. that kid from Almost Famous (and most recently Gone Girl),which is good because we feel like it's time for a Fugit resurgence. There is no start date yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. Could be fun, but it will definitely be gory — but hopefully not as bloody as Cinemax's other work The Knick (because damn).