The Horror Honeys: SDCC: Outcast TV series

SDCC: Outcast TV series

SDCC has been a goldmine for horror fans this year, and maybe it's just because I don't know enough about Outcast to be excited for it, I'm intrigued by the story.

I was hoping for a trailer this weekend, and lo and behold, we got one. However, it didn't really give me the punch in the face I was expecting. Outcast is a little brooding, a little, maudlin... and a little... washed out.

Outcast, based on Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson, a country preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers to obtain a normal life he has never known. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.








First issue: I was under the impression that this would be on FOX, not Cinemax... Does that make things awkward?
Am I alone in feeling nothing for this show? The trailer seems very blah to me, and while there is a hint of some possession at the tail end of the trailer, I'm not feeling anything more than mild disinterest. The set up is very slow, and seems like it should be highly emotional and tense, but it falls a little flat. Everything Robert Kirkman touches seems to turn into TV gold, but I'm not getting that sense with Outcast.

What do YOU think of this new series?