‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman’s Exorcism Comic, ‘Outcast,’ Already Lined Up for TV?
Image Comic creator Robert Kirkman's breakout smash 'The Walking Dead' will celebrate yet another victory lap this coming Sunday with season 4 premiere "30 Days Without an Accident," but could Kirkman's latest comic creation "Outcast" already have conjured its own TV future? Find out all about Kirkman's latest supernatural drama, which could be coming to TV sooner than you think!
As reported by our friends at ComicsAlliance, Kirkman recently participated in a conference call to answer questions of his new possession series 'Outcast,' which will bear illustration from artist Paul Azaceta and published under Skybound, founded by Kirkman in partnership with Image Comics. The story centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been haunted by his mother's possession since childhood, and decides as an adult to embark on a spiritual journey to find answers that could well change the world.
Given Kirkman's affinity with 'The Walking Dead,' however, Fox International has already begun the process of developing 'Outcast' for TV, tasking Kirkman to write the pilot episode while he maintains duties on the book itself. Some months ago, Fox International EVP of global scripted programming and original development Sharon Tal Yguado spoke out on the potential to work with Kirkman again, saying:
Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television. 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.
It remains to be seen at what point in 2014 'Outcast' will first hit stands, while we're hoping to learn more of the book and its potential TV adaptation from Kirkman's presence at the coming New York Comic-Con. What say you? Would you want to see 'Outcast' potentially join 'The Walking Dead' on TV?