Porter will play Donnie Hamel, described in the report as an "amiable and engaging type-A former jock whose work returns him home to Rome, West Virginia. There he crosses paths with Megan Holter (Wrenn Schmidt) and a more sinister side of Donnie is revealed."
The actor, who portrayed paralyzed former high school football star Jason Street on "Friday Night Lights," is coming off a lead role on the CW's recently ended "Hart of Dixie." "Outcast" follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who's been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of the Rev. Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost.
While Cinemax has yet to set a date for the premiere of "Outcast," the network has stirred up interest in the series from the "Walking Dead" creator by releasing a trio of new photographs.