We haven’t heard much about Robert Kirkman’s Cinemax drama since it was announced last March, but now that the cast is coming together, we thought we’d check back in. First off, we know that, unlike The Walking Dead, Kirkman already has a clear ending for the show, based on his comic book series, in mind (though, how many seasons it takes to get there remains unknown). There’s no official release date for the series, but with casting wrapping up, we can expect it sometime in 2015. Adam Wingard, the director behind the phenomenal horror flick You’re Next, will direct the pilot.
As for that cast, here’s what we know:
Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit has landed the lead, Kyle Barnes, “a young man who’s been plagued by possession since he was a child. He sets out to seek answers, only to uncover something that could end all life on Earth as we know it.”
Philip Glenister (the UK’s Life on Mars), will play Reverend Anderson, “a hard drinking, hard gambling West Virginian evangelical preacher who believes he’s a soldier in God’s holy war against evil.”
Gabriel Bateman will play Joshua, a young boy who lives across town who appears to be possessed by a demon and has a mysterious connection to Kyle.
Reg E. Cathey (St. Vincent) will play Giles, “Rome’s Chief of Police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s.”
Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire) will play Megan Holter, “Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist, who is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle.”
Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) will play Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan, a small town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.
Julia Crockett (The Absence) has been cast as Sarah Barns, Kyle’s mother, “who makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more.”