A new trailer for Robert Kirkman's upcoming Cinemax supernatural horror series, Outcast, premiered at New York Comic Con this past weekend, and that trailer is now online for you to check out! The series stars Patrick Fugit, whom I've been a fan of since his break out role in the Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous. In my opinion, the guy is an underrated actor, so it's awesome to see him take on the lead role in this new series. It also doesn't hurt that the series looks awesome.
The series is based on a comic book created by Kirkman that centers on a guy named Kyle Barnes who battles demons. I love the dark, eerie vibe that I've seen from this show so far, and I think that it has a lot of potential. Even though this comes from the guy who created The Walking Dead, I'm not expecting this series to be that kind of series. This is going to be its own demonic beast. Also since the series is on Cinemax, Kirkman and his creative team have a lot more freedom to go crazy. Here's the synopsis:
The series 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. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.
Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl) stars 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. Gabriel Bateman stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.
The pilot episode was directed by Adam Wingard, who is the same guy that directed the fantastic films You’re Next and The Guest. So that's also a big plus that the series has going for it. The series is set to premiere sometime next year.