Robert Kirkman’s Outcast adds Kip Pardue, Reg E. Cathy and more

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Robert Kirkman’s first big post-Walking Dead venture, at least on television, is coming together. OUTCAST locked in Patrick Fugit a few weeks ago as the star, and Adam Wingard as the pilot’s director. Now Fugit has been joined by a handful of reliable character actors.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kip Pardue, Reg. E. Cathy, Philip Glenister, Julia Crockett, Allison Barnes, and Wrenn Schmidt have all been added to the pilot, which Cinemax is producing.

OUTCAST tells the story of Kyle Barnes (Fugit), 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.

And now to break down who’s playing who:

Glenister co-stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia preacher who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends us to sweat the small stuff.

Cathy is Giles, is Rome’s chief of police and a poker buddy of Anderson’s. Although he doesn’t believe in possession quite as strongly as Anderson, he’s seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend’s assertions about demons.

Crockett will play Sarah Barns, Kyle’s mother. Filthy and raving, Sarah makes young Kyle’s life a living hell. At first, this might seem like the result of mental illness. But Kyle will come to understand that it’s something more.

Schmidt plays Megan Holter, Kyle’s adopted sister and a child psychologist. Megan is always on a mission to fix people, especially Kyle. Although she puts up a hopeful and confident front, Megan may be as emotionally damaged as Kyle — a result of the scarred past they share.

Finally, Pardue is s Mark Holter, the husband of Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan. Mark is a small-town cop whose temper sometimes gets him in trouble. Despite being mildly religious, Mark is a skeptic, who would never believe in something like demonic possession.

Source: THR

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