Robert Kirkman, who has been busy defending the cliffhanger in the sixth season finale of The Walking Dead, is a busy man. In addition to executive producing both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, Kirkman continues to churn out new issues of The Walking Dead comic book.
He’s also producing a new series on Cinemax called Outcast, which is based on a supernatural horror comic series, also written by Kirkman. (The Image-published comics series, co-created with artist Paul Azaceta, is currently ongoing, so Kirkman is also busy writing those.) The Cinemax series, which debuts on Friday, June 3, is the story of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit, Almost Famous), a man whose loved ones have been involved in demonic possession since his childhood. The series investigates what is behind the sources of these incidents. Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), David Denman (The Office), Lee Tergesen (Oz), Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks), and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) also star. The pilot is directed by Adam Wingard, the director behind the excellent You’re Next and The Guest.
Cinemax is apparently pleased with the way it’s going, too: The series, whose first season will run 10 episodes, has already been picked up for a second, presumably demon-filled season.