"The battle is coming right here right now and unless we're prepared that darkness will spew forth like a black cloud."
Another chilling trailer for Walking Dead creator's new show Outcast dropped yesterday. But this one has some freaking EXORCISMS and LEVITATING!
Watch the insane trailer:
The trailer, which premiered on Entertainment Weekly, stokes hype for the new Cinemax season, based on the comic by Robert Kirkman, which is due to air on Fox next month.
The clues are more scary, atmospheric imagery than anything tangible. The stylish shots include skewed camera angles, a shot of Chief Giles (Reg E. Cathey), Kyle being mean to someone, silhouettes, blood, creepy stuff being creepy and screaming.
The story of Outcast follows troubled young man Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) as he struggles to come to terms with his demonic possession. He is the "outcast," duh.
Kyle teams up with a reverend (Philip Glenister) and they go hand-in-hand down the screamy exorcism road together.
Exorcisms have a long and eerie history with horror. Ever since The Exorcist graced (or disgraced) cinemas in 1973, the genre has constantly returned to the religious inner demon, like a puppy going home.
Audiences have already been shocked in an Outcast preview by a scene of a boy getting the living shit smashed out of his poor head.
Kirkman wrote about its relationship with the comics in an open letter last year:
I believe the TV version of a comic book should be entirely its own thing. I’ve been working in TV for a while on 'The Walking Dead' and know that, without a doubt, you don’t want to just transcribe the comics into a script.
The two 'Outcast' projects — the comics and the series — are separate in my head. The coolest thing about 'Outcast,' truly, is that there’s going to be familiar elements, but like 'The Walking Dead,' we’re going to come at things from a different angle and bring new ideas to this story.
Kyle is ready. As he says in the trailer:
"Come and get me."
Catch up with the trailer from New York Comic-Con From Last Month:
Outcast will premiere on June 3, 2016
Do you expect from Outcast will be anything like The Walking Dead?