SDCC: Cinemax Moves Kirkman's "Outcast" Into Production

Declaring in a tweet that "Demons are the new Zombies," "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman announced this morning that the pilot for the television adaptation of "Outcast" is moving into production at Cinemax. He wrote the pilot and will serve as an executive producer.

Although the Skybound series debuted just last month from Image Comics, Kirkman had developed the property with Fox International Channels, which handles international distribution of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as he was working on the comic with artist Paul Azaceta, Cinemax acquired the TV rights in November.

"Outcast" centers on Kyle Barnes, a young man who's been plagued by demonic possession since childhood. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth. The second issue debuts Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

David Alpert of Circle of Confusion will also produce executive produce alongside Sue Naegle, Chris Black and Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC.

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