Cinemax Greenlights 'Outcast' Ahead Of June Premiere

Cinemax has renewed its new horror series Outcast for a second season prior to the show’s June debut, network officials announced Monday at the 2016 SXSW Festival.

The series, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Outcast creator Robert Kirkman (The Waking Dead) and artist Paul Azaceta, officially debuts June 3 on Cinemax.

The series stars Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) as a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life but embarks on embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. 

“Going into the first season of Outcast, we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core,” said Kary Antholis, president, of Cinemax original programming in a statement. “But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into Outcast’s intense and creepy landscape, which is why we have chosen to pick up a second season.”

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