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From creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and showrunner Chris Black, the Cinemax suspense-horror series Outcast is back for a 10-episode second season that continues to explore the mystery of what lies beneath the supernatural manifestations in the town of Rome and why they are drawn to Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit). While Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) believes that they are in a holy war against the forces of evil, Kyle just wants to protect those he loves, as he learns just how much greater in scope this otherworldly threat truly is.
At a press day for the new season, Collider participated in a small roundtable interview with Robert Kirkman and Chris Black, who talked about the faster pace of Season 2, going bigger and scarier with the story, breaking new ground outside of the comics, their concern about the long break since Season 1 (the series debuted in May 2016), whether anyone on Outcast is safe from possession, what keeps driving Kyle as a character, the tremendous work Reg E. Cathey did on this series before his passing, and just how many seasons they could see telling this story for.
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Collider: What can you tease about the direction of the series, for Season 2?
ROBERT KIRKMAN: Well, overall, it’s a little bit faster-paced. The characters have been built and the world has been established. There are not as many introductions to get to, although we are introducing some new characters. More than anything, I think we established the problem of demonic possession, in the first season, and what’s going on in West Virginia. In Season 2, we get deeper into just how widespread the threat is, how entrenched within the community it is, and just how many people are involved, which hopefully will be somewhat of a shock.
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