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Robert Kirkman, Patrick Fugit and More Talk OUTCAST at SXSW

By now, Robert Kirkman is likely a household name where you live. Presuming that your home includes one or more of the 13.7 million people who tuned in for The Walking Dead‘s season 6 premiere. But now, just as he’s done with his comic book bibliography, Kirkman is expanding his TV empire with the exorcism drama Outcast.

Based on his Image Comics/Skybound title of the same name, Outcast premieres on June 3 on Cinemax, and looks to raise the stakes yet again for what viewers can expect from horror TV. The show tells the story of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a disconnected young man who has been plagued by demonic possession as long as he can remember. Now, with a rash of possessions on the rise in his hometown, Kyle must team up with a troubled preacher named Reverend Anderson to find answers and solve this problem before it’s too late.

Given that Cinemax has already renewed Outcast for a second season, I was understandably excited when I sat down with star Patrick Fugit, showrunner Chris Black, producers Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, and director Adam Wingard at our Saloon at SXSW. In our wide-ranging conversation, we discussed what readers can expect from the series, how horror maestro Adam Wingard approached the exorcisms, bringing artist Paul Azaceta’s panels to life, and much more.

What are you excited to see in Outcast? Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments below.

Image: Cinemax

Be sure to check out our complete coverage from SXSW and our pop-up Saloon right here.

Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask about his demons (@Osteoferocious).

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