The CW has acquired the U.S. rights to fantasy-adventure series “The Outpost” for its 2018 summer lineup, the network announced Wednesday.
The 10-episode, hour-long show hails from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment and is executive produced by Dean Devlin (“Stargate,” “The Librarians”), Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) and series creators Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin.
The series follows Talon (Jessica Green, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
“The Outpost” cast also includes Jake Stormoen (“Extinct,” “Mythica”), Imogen Waterhouse (“Nocturnal Animals”, “Braid”) Andrew Howard (“Hatfields and McCoys,” “Hell on Wheels”), Anand Desai-Barochia (“Emmerdale,” “Lake Mead”) and Robyn Malcolm (“Top of the Lake,” “Hostiles”).
The series will fall in with The CW’s other original summer programming, which includes “Supergirl,” “The Originals,” “The 100,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and “Masters of Illusion.” The official premiere date and time will be announced at a later date.
“We are thrilled that ‘The Outpost’ will be premiering on the CW this summer,” Devlin says. “The CW is an amazing platform for fantasy television and has a long history of success with the genre. We are confident that this is a terrific home for this project that we are so proud of — and look very much forward to this partnership.”
Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson will also executive produce under the Electric Entertainment banner, along with Jennifer Griffin for Arrowstorm Entertainment.
The series’ acquisition was led by Steve Saltman, Electric Entertainment’s newly-appointed head of domestic sales. Electric is the worldwide sales agent for the series, which will air internationally on SyFy channels.