Outcast coming to FX

FX Channel will screen US exorcism drama, Outcast, in Australia.

2015-02-19_0017FX Channel will screen US exorcism drama, Outcast, in Australia, starring Patrick Fugit and Phillip Glenister.

Based on the comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and artist Paul Azaceta, it follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson (Glenister), 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.

FOX International Channels will produce the series for Cinemax in the US, with a pilot directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest”).

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, said, “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.”

Patrick Fugit (“Gone Girl”) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth.

An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. Gabriel Bateman (“Stalker”) stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.

No dates have been announced as yet.

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