According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cinemax has rounded out Robert Kirkman’s “Outcast” pilot with five more actors: Reg E. Cathey as Giles, Rome’s chief of police; Julia Crockett as Sarah Barnes, protagonist Kyle Barnes’ mother; Wrenn Schmidt as Megan Holter, Kyle’s adopted sister and child psychologist; Kip Pardue as Mark Holter, Megan’s husband; and an unnamed actor as Allison Barnes, Kyle Barnes’ former wife. (The entry for Allison Barnes has since been removed from THR’s initial report.)
Fans will know Cathey best from his roles in “The Wire” and “House of Cards” — and he’s also set to play Dr. Storm (Johnny and Sue’s father) in Fox’s upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. Crockett is a relative unknown, having guest-starred in a 2010 episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Schmidt has guest-starred on “Person of Interest,” “The Americans” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Pardue has recently been seen on “Ray Donovan” and “Mad Men,” with a role in 2000’s “Remember the Titans” as Ronnie “Sunshine” Bass.
The four actors will join already-cast series lead Patrick Fugit, who plays Kyle Barnes, as well as Philip Glenister as Reverend Anderson and Gabriel Bateman as Joshua Astin. The pilot, written by Kirkman and directed by Adam Wingard, will introduce Barnes, a man plagued by possession since youth who sets out on a spiritual journey for answers.
The pilot does not currently have a release date, but it’s very likely the episode will air. “Outcast” landed at Cinemax after a multiple-cable network bidding war, and has a script commitment with a large penalty — meaning both the writer and producer will be paid a fee should the pilot not get produced.
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