AceShowbiz - After teased in some promo arts, the first footage from Cinemax's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "Outcast" was premiered at the Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, July 11. The video features %cPatrick Fugit%'s Kyle Barnes coming face-to-face with a possessed child and witnessing a levitating body.
Comic creator Kirkman didn't attend the panel as he was still recovering from throat surgery, but he said in a video played for Comic-Con audience, "Like 'The Walking Dead', we come at things from a different angle" for the exorcism drama.
Based on Kirkman's comic books, "Outcast" follows Kyle Barnes, "a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson (%cPhilip 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."
Reverend Anderson is described as a possibly delusional preacher, 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 us to sweat the small stuff.
The cast also includes %cReg E. Cathey%, %cJulia Crockett%, %cWrenn Schmidt% and %cKip Pardue%. Cathey plays Giles, Rome's Chief of Police and a poker buddy of Anderson's. Although he doesn't believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he's seen enough to know there's some truth to his friend's assertions about demons.
Crockett is Sarah Barns, Kyle's mother, who makes young Kyle's life a living hell. Schmidt is Megan Holter, Kyle's adopted sister and a child psychologist, who is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Pardue stars as Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle's adopted sister, a small town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. He is mildly religious, but doesn't believe in something like demonic possession.
Cinemax has not set a premiere date for the new series, but it's slated to debut in 2016.