The creator of The Walking Dead exorcises his demons…
Based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, Outcast is poised to do for demonic possession what the writerproducer’s The Walking Dead did for zombies. Life On Mars’ Philip Glenister plays Reverend Anderson, a man of the cloth who “specialises in exorcisms”.
“I suppose he’s the big fish in a small pond in many respects,” Glenister tells SFX. “He has flaws. He’s not your average reverend – he likes a drink, he smokes, he swears quite a lot. We find out that these exorcisms that he’s been carrying out over the years slowly are coming back to haunt him, since the arrival of Kyle.”
Glenister says the relationship between Anderson and his supernaturally gifted new partner – played by Gone Girl’s Patrick Fugit – is key to the show.
“Kyle’s the new kid on the block. I always say it’s like Rocky – I’m kind of the Burgess Meredith character, the trainer. I start resenting Kyle a little bit, because his exorcisms seem to work. I realise I need him in my life, and start resenting him at the same time. That’s the clash or the conflict between the two of them.” Joseph McCabe
Two detectives very keen on spirits.