Robert Kirkman's Outcast Canceled By Cinemax

Outcast, the supernatural horror drama based on the comic by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, has been canceled by Cinemax after two seasons.

That likely doesn't come as a surprise as viewers, as the series seemed to enter a domestic limbo following its first season. Renewed even before its 2016 series premiere, Outcast returned for Season 2 in April 2017 in the United Kingdom, but didn't resurface in the United States until July 2018.

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Cinemax confirmed in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that, "There are no further plans for Outcast at this time." The outlet notes that cast options "expired long ago" for a series that was expensive to produce yet never really paid dividends in terms of ratings or critical acclaim.


Outcast starred Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, a young man plagued by demonic possession since childhood. Rejected by the people of fictional Rome, West Virginia, for allegedly harming his wife and daughter, he nevertheless offers to help a minister grappling with a boy who shows signs of possession, which sends him on a journey to uncover answers.

The series was produced by Circle of Confusion, Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, and Fox International Studios, which THR points out was shuttered in late 2017. Co-creator of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, Kirkman served as an executive producer on Outcast, and wrote a pair of Season 1 episodes.

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