THE PREMIERE IS PART OF A SPECIAL WALKERS VS DEMONS NIGHT ON FOX,
STARTING WITH THE SEASON FINALE OF THE WALKING DEAD
FOX, the world’s leading international entertainment brand, and a unit of Fox Network Group, sets April 3rd as the UK premiere for Season 2 of Robert Kirkman’s OUTCAST. Created by Kirkman, and developed and produced by FNG, OUTCAST will launch its ten-episode second season exclusively on FOX channels in over 125 countries outside the USA.
Comic book and horror fans alike are in for a treat, the 3rd April not only marks the return of this highly-anticipated supernatural thriller, but the season finale of global smash-hit The Walking Dead, and its companion show Talking Dead. Dubbed Walkers vs Demons, expect tension, shocking surprises and scares aplenty in what is set to be an unmissable fright night of quality drama.
OUTCAST’s first season premiere drew a record 26 million views internationally across its linear broadcast and unprecedented social media and online release. In its second season, the mystery of what lies behind Rome’s supernatural manifestations continues. As the possessions that have plagued Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) grow in scope and number, Kyle struggles to protect those he holds most dear. But otherworldly threats prove greater than Kyle could ever have anticipated. His struggle will grow into a fight for all of Rome, as he discovers the haunting secrets of his own past.
“The Outcast story, although supernatural on the surface, explores how people cope with extreme circumstances while protecting the ones they love. It’s a theme with which audiences across the world can relate. I am thrilled that audiences in over 125 different countries will soon have the chance to see how Kyle, and the other residents of Rome, West Virginia, continue to deal with a town, and a world, that is rapidly becoming darker, sinister and more unpredictable in the show’s second season.” said Kirkman.
FOX has long been the world’s most widely distributed premiere entertainment destination, known for groundbreaking, trend setting and critically acclaimed programming beloved by audiences in the U.S. and abroad. The day & date TV launch model is a staple of the FOX programming and marketing strategy for its viral, high-profile series, including The Walking Dead, Legion, X-Files, 24: Legacy, American Horror Story, Wayward Pines and others. FOX is available as a linear channel and non-linear offering in over 340 million homes across the U.S. and virtually all international TV markets.
OUTCAST, is based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta. The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black, David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. Patrick Fugit (“Gone Girl”) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (“Life on Mars”) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. The series also stars Wrenn Schmidt (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Megan, Kyle Barnes’ adoptive sister; Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards,” “The Wire”) as Chief Giles; Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards,”) as Allison, Kyle’s ex-wife; Madeline McGraw (“Sniper”) as Kyle and Allison’s young daughter, Amber Barnes; and Julia Crockett (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Kyle’s young mother.