Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, is expanding his TV world with another drama.
Cinemax has landed Outcast, a drama about exorcism based on Robert Kirkman’s upcoming comic with the same name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story of Outcast is about Kyle Barnes, who has been tortured by possession since he was a child. Now he is an adult and is trying to find answers, but he ends up discovering things that could end the life on Earth. Robert Kirkman will write the script for the series and he will executive produce alongside David Alpert. Outcast represents Kirkman’s first time as a scriptwriter.
Sharon Tal Yguado, the executive vp of Fox International Channels said that “At FIC, we’re committed to creating compelling, innovative television with A-list writers like Robert Kirkman, and with Cinemax we have a partner that is as passionate as we are about this very unique project.”
The Walking Dead is cable’s biggest drama and the fourth season premiere continued to shatter its own ratings records. “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,” said Kirkman.
The Outcast comics will debut in 2014.