“Outcast” season 1 premieres on June 3 at 10/9 c. Although it would be another horror series from Robert Kirkman in collaboration with Paul Azaceta, Deadline reassured that it’s “not for the squeamish.” It might even put to shame TWD or FearTWD, the publication remarked.
TV Guide even described it as being “actually scary” for a horror show on television. Read on to learn several spoilers about “Outcast” that will likely get you into the right frame of mind for its premiere.
1. Unlike its predecessors, “Outcast” introduces viewers to “demons and scenes of possession,” Variety wrote. The story opens with Joshua, a possessed child, staring intently at a cockroach on the wall. However, don’t be fooled by the cliché as his next actions might make you jump out of your seat.
2. Kyle Barnes’ (played by Patrick Fugit) loved ones are repeatedly possessed. His mother’s possession led her to abuse him as a child. She remains in a catatonic static after the force that occupied left her, TV Guide revealed.
3. Barnes possesses the ability to perform exorcisms, but it’s something that he does not want to have. He used his gift to exorcise his wife when she became possessed. However, she left him after as he got violent doing so. She also took away their daughter, the publication added.
4. Given his abilities, the town’s minister Reverend Anderson (played by Philip Glenister) recruited Barnes to help with his cause of casting demons away from the afflicted, Variety revealed. The show’s casting played a big role in how “Outcast” might become the supernatural horror show to watch on television.
5. TV Guide recognized the inclusion of actress Wrenn Schmidt, who plays Megan Holter in the upcoming Kirkman series. Her character is a childhood friend of Barnes.
6. The publication advises viewers to be on the lookout for the performance of actress Grace Zabriskie who plays Mildred. TV Line revealed Mildred as “one of the old guard of parishioners at Anderson’s church. Full of spit and vinegar, Mildred lives alone and says what’s on her mind.”
Watch the trailer for “Outcast” season 1.