Robert Kirkman’s new exorcism drama series Outcast has landed six new major stars for its upcoming first season set to air on premium cable channel Cinemax.
Based on Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s Image Comics series, Outcast is the Walking Dead creator’s next big horror project. The new cast members will be joining main star Patrick Fugit in the role of haunted investigator Kyle Barnes, who “has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.”
Life on Mars’ (the UK one) Philip Glenister plays hard-drinking Reverend Anderson, and Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) plays Joshua Austin, an 8-year-old boy who may well be in the clutches of a demonic possession.
The new players for Outcast include Star Trek: The Next Generation alum and fan favorite Brent Spiner (who'll be back on the big screen for Independence Day: Resurgence), David Denman (13 Hours), Melinda McGraw (The X Files, Mad Men), Grace Zabriskie (The Killing), Catherine Dent (The Shield, Astronaut Wives Club) and Lee Tergesen (The Americans, The Get Down). Here are the character descriptions, as per the official press release:
Married to Kyle Barnes’ sister Megan, Mark Holter (David Denman) is a husband and father first – but a by-the-book small town cop a close second. He loves his wife deeply, but his innate sense of justice is challenged by her loyalty to Kyle, whom Mark can't forgive for his past transgressions.
Janet Anderson (Catherine Dent) is the ex-wife of Reverend Anderson. Their marriage was shattered by Anderson's obsession with battling the forces of darkness, but she still can't help but feel affection and sympathy for the man she once loved, the father of the her child.
Single mother Patricia MacCready (Melinda McGraw) is a devout member of Rome’s Light of God Baptist Church and a regular at Reverend Anderson’s church teas.
Mildred (Grace Zabriskie) is one of the old guard of parishioners at Anderson’s church. Full of spit and vinegar, Mildred lives alone and says what’s on her mind
Blake Morrow (Lee Tergesen) is a former police officer on death row for murdering his partner’s wife.
The man who calls himself Sidney (Brent Spiner) first appears in Rome soon after Kyle and Reverend Anderson successfully exorcise little Joshua Austin. But Sidney's dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hide a malevolence.
Outcast will premiere on Cinemax in 2016. Will you be tuning in now that Brent Spiner has joined the cast?
(via Spoiler TV)