FX is getting creative in its marketing for upcoming US series Outcast, with artist James Jirat Patradoon to create a mural panel in Sydney’s Darling Quarter.
The 2.4 x 4.8m artwork is part of a series of murals painted by local artists in 12 global cities ahead of the Outcast premiere on FX Saturday 8.30pm June 4th. Members of the public can watch the creation ‘brick by brick’ from Friday 27 May to Monday 30 May.
“I can’t wait to conjure up something spooky with FX for their next chapter in modern horror, Outcast. The Exorcist really messed me up as a kid so I’m glad I can finally face my demons now,” he said.
Each mural panel, including London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Istanbul, is a single frame from a larger backstory that will reveal a glimpse into the lead characters.
FX Marketing and Digital Media Manager Jamie Zarzycki said “FX can’t wait for people to witness what James has invoked from Paul Azateca’s artwork first hand. It’s a fantastic opportunity for fans of the comic and Robert Kirkmans’ work to be part of the global conversation happening around the launch and being amongst the first people to become possessed by this spine chilling new drama series.”
Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title follows Kyle Barnes (Starring Patrick Fugit –Gone Girl, Almost Famous), 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.
1 Harbour St, Sydney, Darling Quarter (on the corner of Harbour St and Darling Quarter)
Friday 27 May
Basic line work and set up begins
Saturday 28 May
Major fill and colour blocking
Sunday 29 May
Finer details and touch
Monday 30 May
The complete artwork revealed