Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere

Cinemax series from “The Walking Dead” creator debuts on Friday, June 3

Cinemax has already renewed Robert Kirkman‘s “Outcast” for a second season.

The pick-up was announced Monday at the 2016 South By Southwest Festival, months ahead of the series premiere on Friday, June 3.

“‘Outcast’ has been a passion project of mine for many years,” Kirkman said 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.”

Based on the comic from Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, the drama follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost.

Kirkman executive produces the series alongside showrunner Chris Black. Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman star.

“Going into the first season of ‘Outcast,’ we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core,” said Kary Antholis, president, Cinemax Original Programming. “But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into ‘Outcast’s’ intense and creepy landscape, which is why we have chosen to pick up a second season.”

David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle also executive produce the series from Fox International Studios. Adam Wingard directed the pilot.