Cinemax is poised to scare the stuffing out of you with Outcast, its new supernatural series from The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, based on his comic book of the same name. The spooky show doesn't premiere until June 3, but Cinemax has graciously delivered the first episode for your immediate inspection, titled "A Darkness Surrounds Him." Already greenlit for a second season, this gruesome exorcism thriller will haunt the premium network for a 10-episode season this summer and stars Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek:: TNG).
Here's the official press release and synopsis:
Starting today, the full first episode is available to stream for free on YouTube, Facebook, and watchoutcast.com. HBO and Cinemax subscribers will also be able to sample the full episode from Max On Demand and HBO On Demand, in addition to the authenticated streaming services Max GO and HBO GO, and via Free On Demand and authenticated affiliate portals. Additionally, the episode will be available for free on Playstation 4 consoles.
Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and has sequestered himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth, the young man embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.
Douse the lights and freak yourself out for Friday with this advanced offering of Outcast, then gather your wits and tell us if it sufficiently possessed your soul.
(Via Geek Tyrant)