Over on the just-launched Cinemax production blog our partners at CINEMAX have run a letter direct from Robert Kirkman.
I originally conceived of Outcast as a comic, but I couldn’t be more excited about Kyle’s story being remade for television. As we launch this official site (prepare for production updates!), I wanted to give you all a window into how Outcast is being translated from the page to the screen. I’m taking great care as we tell the same story—that narrative, those characters—on a totally different medium.
Outcast is an epic story, and it only becomes more so on TV.
That said, I should be frank: I believe the TV version of a comic book should be entirely its own thing. I’ve been working in TV for a while on The Walking Dead and know that, without a doubt, you don’t want to just transcribe the comics into a script. The two Outcast projects—the comics and the series—are separate in my head. The coolest thing about it, truly, is that there’s going to be familiar elements, but like The Walking Dead, we’re going to come at things from a different angle and bring new ideas to this story.