Outcast doesn’t rear its demonic head until summer 2016 on Cinemax, but might it already have a Season 2 future?
Speaking to EW, creator Robert Kirkman confirmed that the TV show will “expand” on the narrative and characters established by the comics on which the series is based:
I would say the show is definitely an expansion of what happens in the comic. The comic book focuses almost exclusively on Kyle Barnes and Rev. Anderson and some side characters here and there. But largely it focuses on those two characters. When it comes to the show, what we’re doing is expanding that world quite a bit, giving the characters much more to do and definitely rounding out the town of Rome, West Virginia, a little more — taking what’s in the comic and adding to it in some really cool and interesting ways. It’s not like The Walking Dead, where we do completely different things. There are some big differences to what we’re doing with Kyle and Anderson, but mostly it’s expanding and building around what exists in the comic series.
Most of those characters are present in the comic but I just haven’t had room in the comic to get to them. In the show we have more minutes to fill so it’s great to be able to expand those roles tremendously, and be able to work with actors like Catherine Dent [as Janet] and Scott Porter [as Donnie] who have been doing a great job. Brent Spiner as the character Sidney definitely gets more play in the show than he does in the comic. Expanding all those roles has been a lot of fun.
While not a definitive nod towards Season 2 – which will be heavily influenced by buzz, ratings and domestic/global revenue – it does suggest that there’s scope for future story.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Outcast Season 2…