Cinemax has a lot of faith in Satan.
The cabler has renewed Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s demons-against-humankind drama Outcast for Season 2 — three months before the show’s Season 1 premiere (on Friday, June 3).
The series, based on Kirkman’s comic property, follows Kyle Barnes (Almost Famous‘ Patrick Fugit) , a man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) plays Reverend Anderson, a hard-drinking, hard-gambling West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) rounds out the cast as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle.
To his family’s dismay, Joshua appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes. As Kyle struggles to regain a normal life, what he discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.
“Outcast has been a passion project of mine for many years,” said Kirkman in a statement. “Seeing it come together has been a huge thrill for me. What we’ve been able to achieve on Cinemax, with its unprecedented creative freedom, frankly, almost scares me at times.”