Outcast Season Two Finally Gets A 2018 US Premiere Window

by Erik Amaya

 

Cinemax’s horror drama Outcast will finally return to the premium cable channel in July, according to TVLine.

Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, the television series stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, a troubled young man who encountered demonic forces as a child. While trying to come to grips with the dissolution of his marriage — many suspect him of hurting his wife and daughter — the demonic forces return to his home town of Rome, West Virgina. A local reverend, John Anderson (Philip Glenister), convinces him to help him exorcise the town while others conspire with evil itself for their own twisted ends. The show also stars Wrenn Schmidt, Kate Lyn Sheil, David Denman, Julia Crockett, Brent Spiner, and Reg E. Cathey.

Moody and compelling, Outcast debuted on Cinemax in June of 2016, but was renewed prior to its premiere. Production on the second season began in October of last year, but never aired on US television. The second season premiered on the United Kingdom’s version of FOX this past April. It is unclear why Cinemax chose to delay the series for over a year, but it suggests this will be the final season when the show returns next summer. Of course, there’s always the possibility of reprieve as the program is produced independently by Fox International Studios and Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment.

The comic book, meanwhile, continues to be published with the thirty-first issue scheduled for a November release.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com. A contributing writer at CBR, Fanbase Press, Monkeys Fighting Robots and Rotten Tomatoes. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.