San Diego Comic-Con News: The assault on the small screen by comic book properties continues at a record pace as Robert Kirkman, the creator of the uber-hit The Walking Dead, revealed that Cinemax has gone into production on a pilot based on Kirkman’s horror comic Outcast. Announced less than a year ago (see "Kirkman Writing New Horror Comic for Image"), Outcast, which deals with demonic possession, was optioned by Cinemax last November (see "Kirkman's 'Outcast' to Cinemax"), and now a pilot episode goes into pre-production just a month after the first issue of the comic was released.
Kirkman wrote the pilot for Outcast and will serve as an executive producer on the series. This morning he tweeted "Demons are the new zombies. Outcast pilot into pre-production." Given Kirkman’s record with The Walking Dead, the Outcast pilot will undoubtedly get a long look from the networks.
With five new comic book-based TV series slated for the 2014-2015 season, including 4 from DC/Warners (Gotham,The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie ) and Disney/Marvel’s Agent Carter the presence of comic book properties on the small screen has never been bigger.
Posted by ICv2 on July 25, 2014 @ 10:24 am CT