With NYCC starting later this week, we have plenty of early announcements being sent our way. You may remember that, earlier this year, it was announced that Robert Kirkman was working with FOX International Channels on a TV series set in the world of exorcism. It will be based on a comic book series that Robert Kirkman has been developing over the past couple of years and we now have the first details on the new series, titled Outcast:
"Skybound is proud to announce OUTCAST, from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta!
Outcast is the story of Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Slated to come out early 2014 as a monthly comic release, Robert Kirkman promises a dramatic, realistic horror concept similar to THE WALKING DEAD. Fox International is currently developing a potential television series with Kirkman based off Outcast, which he has been working on for over 2 years. Despite his recent involvement in tv, Kirkman reassured us, "I still love comics, that is my main focus."
We're super excited for OUTCAST! Check back for more updates about Kirkman and Azaceta's new horror comic!"
We've included the first teaser artwork below and here's the original TV series announcement released in March:
“Los Angeles– 4 March 2013 – FOX International Channels (FIC),The Walking Dead Creator/Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics, and Circle of Confusion are developing a script based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. This partnership emerged from a long-standing and successful relationship between Kirkman and FIC during the ongoing run of AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, based on Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, on which FIC is international partner.
Told through the Kirkman prism, the series follows a young man, Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. Kirkman will serve as executive producer alongside The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert of Circle of Confusion.
Kirkman states, ‘Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at FOX International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group.’
‘Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television,’ said Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP Global Scripted Programming and Original Development at FIC. “Robert Kirkman, who forever changed the scope of Cable TV with The Walking Dead, possesses an unparalleled talent of telling big concept stories in a smart and incredibly genuine way. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him on this project, which we see as a reinvention of the genre.’”