Cinemax to Adapt Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’

Cinemax has officially announced that they are developing Robert Kirkman’s upcoming comic book series Outcast into a TV drama. The network has acquired the rights to the exorcism drama, which follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Kirkman said, “Despite the success of The Walking Dead, Outcast is only my second foray into the horror genre. I think Kyle Barnes is every bit as compelling as Rick Grimes and demonic possession is way scarier than zombies–so this is going to be fun. Starting a new project is like setting off on a long journey and I couldn’t ask for better travel companions than David Alpert and Sharon Tal Yguado and I’m thrilled to be a part of what Cinemax has planned for the next few years.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Outcast surfaces!


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  1. So they are already committing to an adaptation of something that isn’t even written yet? They must have a lot of faith in his writing. Granted, I would have done the same thing though. I’ve read several of his series and they are all great.