‘The Walking Dead’ comic book author Robert Kirkman will have another comic book adaptation heading to the small screen. Kirkman is set to write the pilot for the “Outcast” TV adaptation and he will be serving as the executive producer alongside David Alpert. Cinemax has taken the top spot during the bidding war to pick up “Outcast” and the cable network has given a script commitment with large penalty to the project.
The Hollywood reporter says:
“The comic and potential series centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. “
Kirkman fans can expect to find the comic book on shelves in 2014.
The comic book author said of his latest work:
“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.”
“Despite the success of ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Outcast’ is only my second foray into the horror genre,” Kirkman said of his latest work. “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.”
FIC executive vp of original development and scripted programming Sharon Tal Yguado said in a statement:
“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,”
“Outcast is unlike anything on television and has the potential to become another global phenomenon.”