Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead franchise, has been extremely busy with his latest project, Outcast. Outcast is said to be be completely different than The Walking Dead and he plans to do that by making Outcast even more unpredictable and more terrifying than The Walking Dead.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman spoke about the differences in the two series that distinguish them apart:
“I think if you didn’t know that I was involved, you wouldn’t have any kind of indication of that because they are so different. The Walking Dead is such a visceral, physical threat, and with Outcast, it’s an inward threat. It’s not a smart show, because I don’t ever want to do a smart show, but it is somewhat cerebral to think about things that are inside people, and dealing with the struggles of people who aren’t the people they’re supposed to be. The stories that we’re telling are very different.”
I think the fact that Outcast is going to be extremely different is a positive thing, it shows creativity and originality.
“It’s not a road show like The Walking Dead. There’s not a lot of traveling or things like that. The town of Rome, West Virginia, is very much its own character in the show, and the community that’s built there is kind of what makes it so terrifying to think about all these people that know each other’s secrets, But there’s this element in this town that is changing them, that’s making them different people, that’s making them a threat. Your friends and neighbors and loved ones can be your greatest enemy at the turn of a dime, and it’s not because they’re mindless monsters — they’re a cunning, manipulative, very dangerous creature that is suddenly in your midst. It’s a scarier show.”
Be sure to check out the full interview with Entertainment Weekly here.
Outcast is a supernatural horror that chronicles the story of Kyle Barnes, a man whose loved ones are involved in demonic possession since his childhood. As an adult, with the help of a reverend, he tries to unveil what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why he seems to carry special peculiarities.
Outcast is set to debut on June 3rd, 2016 on Cinemax in a 10-episode series. It actually already renewed for a second season on March 14, 2016 waaay before its premiere date. That means its gotta be good!
Who else is excited for Outcast?