The Walking Dead is not only the most successful show on cable right now (by a mile), but it’s also one of the most successful shows on all of television period. AMC is already in the midst of developing a “companion” series to capitalize on the zombie drama’s popularity, and now it looks like comic book creator/TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman is adding yet another potential television series to his roster. Kirkman currently acts as an executive producer on The Walking Dead and will fill the same role on the companion series, and now a TV show adaptation of his upcoming Image/Skyboud comic Outcast has just landed at Cinemax. Hit the jump for more.
Kirkman’s Outcast centers on a man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. “Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.” THR reports that Cinemax has given a script commitment to a TV series adaptation of Outcast with a large penalty, which means the project is almost guaranteed to at least get through the scripting stage. Kirkman is writing the pilot script and will executive produce the potential series with David Alpert, and he describes it as the first time since The Walking Dead that he’s done a comic that is “a very real-world dramatic take on a horror concept.”
Cinemax has been heating up its original content as of late, with True Blood creator Alan Ball’s new series Banshee recently landing a second season and Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated period series The Knick starring Clive Owen set to debut in 2014. The network has also ordered a fourth and final season of Strike Back.