Robert Kirkman isn’t resting on the overwhelming success of “The Walking Dead.” Instead he’s created a new comic, Outcast, which is en route to becoming a television pilot.
Cinemax will produce “Outcast.” The show and book were simultaneously developed. The series by FOX International Channels (FIC) and the comic by Churchman for his Skybound label. The first issue, released last month, was well-received and sold tremendously well. Fans looking to grab issue two can do so at Comic-Con this Saturday.
“Outcast” is centered around a young man who has been possessed by a demon since he was a child. On a quest for answers he discovers there’s so much more than just the evil living inside of him.
Kirkman will executive produce alongside David Alpert of Circle of Confusion; Sue Naegle; Chris Black; and Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC.
Outcast is the latest example of FOX International Channelâ€™s (FIC) mission to develop breakthrough character-driven dramas in the U.S. that can translate into global tentpole franchises. FICâ€™s long-standing partnership with Kirkman began on the record-breaking, global hit series, The Walking Dead, on which FIC is the international partner and global broadcaster in 125 countries.
I like this sound of this. While I admittedly tired of Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” this sounds like something I’d be interested in checking out. Anything’s better than zombies these days.