Collider’s Aubrey Page recently reviewed Outcast at the Image Expo in Seattle. Page believes the pilot shows promise, and as shocking as the big moments are the show revels in its more intimate scenes. Below are excerpts from her review; head to Collider to read her full analysis.
“For a show about something as bombastically dramatic as demonic possession, it’s perhaps most surprising that Robert Kirkman’s latest series comes alive in its small touches and quiet allegories: a grotesque bug idling on a bedroom wall; crude graffiti outside of a church; a child’s primitive scrawling on the inside of a pantry door.
Much of the episode is devoted to a blissfully Friedkin-esque exorcism sequence, filled with plenty of by-the-book Exorcist homages, albeit gleefully zinged up for television screens of 2016. For anyone well-versed in the cinematic tradition of exorcisms, the sequence may not strike viewers as particularly scary, but it’s the sheer violence Kirkman and Wingard indulge in, including bone-crunching violence involving a child, that really makes the episode deliver a surprising amount of, well, punch.”
“Though the series won’t premiere until June 3, Cinemax has already renewed Outcast for a second season, which means plenty of more Kirkman in our future. And based on the show’s promising pilot, that’s a very good thing indeed.”
Read the remainder of the review over at Collider!