Robert Kirkman is launching another TV show, this one without zombies. The writer-producer’s exorcism comic Outcast was just given a series order by Cinemax.
Outcast 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.”
The series stars Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) as Barnes and Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) as Anderson, an evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth.
Cinemax has ordered 10 episodes and seems pretty excited about to be in business with The Walking Dead creator: “We are thrilled to be in business with Robert Kirkman, a visionary talent who has the unique ability to tap into today’s zeitgeist, making him a perfect fit for the newly expanded Cinemax roster,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.