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‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman’s Cinemax Pilot, ‘Outcast,’ in Pre-Production

Comic-Con 2014: Kirkman gives update on adaptation of comic book that has outsold “The Walking Dead”

“Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman says his new Cinemax pilot, “Outcast,” has moved into pre-production.

Kirkman, an executive producer of AMC’s “Walking Dead,” based on his comics, provided the update at San Diego Comic-Con and on Twitter Friday. The pilot, the first Kirkman has written, follows a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child and now seeks answers that may end life as we know it.

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“Demons are the new zombies,” Kirkman tweeted. “#Outcast pilot into pre-production @Cinemax.”

He also thanked partners Fox International Channels, and his Skybound imprint at Image Comics.

The first issue of the “Outcast” comic has exceeded peak “Walking Dead” sales, and the second issue will debut at Comic-Con Saturday.

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Kirkman will serve as executive producer of “Outcast” alongside David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sue Naegle, Chris Black, and Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC.