We finally have a domestic release date for Outcast Season 2! It’s been a long wait for fans here in the USA… aaaand you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. Cinemax revealed this week that they will air Season 2 of Outcast here in the U.S. in July 2018. So yes, it requires a bit more patience but we now have a date we can drive toward! Cinemax and HBO will support the release of the second season by re-airing the first season on Cinemax while also adding it to HBO Go and HBO Now. Now, new fans can discover it before the second season starts.
As for the fate of the show? According to Deadline, “the options on the cast have long lapsed.” But, never say never. Kary Ahtolis, president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming has spoken with (our very own) Skybound CEO David Alpert on the matter and said, “We’re trying to give it its best platform. Ramping up our new slate of shows, and all the promotion that’s going into it, hopefully, will give it a runway.” To make good on that, the first season of Outcast will re-air on Cinemax and be made available on HBO Go and HBO Now leading to the second season.
“I think the new season is very strong, and I hope it’s got a bit more fun and entertainment in it, and is a step forward,” Antholis said. “In success, we left open the possibility that we could have a conversation about figuring out a way to bring it back.”
In addition to Outcast Season 2, Cinemax will also revive Strike Back in addition to premiering new shows Rellik and C.B. Strike.
OUTCAST (July) continues the suspenseful mystery of what lies behind Rome’s supernatural manifestations in the second season of the Skybound/Image comic title by Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta. Patrick Fugit (“Gone Girl,” HBO’s “Cinema Verité”) stars as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson, played by Philip Glenister (“Kingdom of Heaven”), a preacher who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil, Kyle struggles to protect those he holds most dear, now that otherworldly threats prove greater than anticipated. His struggle will grow into a fight for all of his hometown of Rome, as he discovers the haunting secrets of his own past.