Fox to Debut ‘Outcast' on Facebook Live in Europe, Africa
The exorcism series from Robert Kirkman begins its run in the region during the week of June 3, but the Friday event makes Fox the first network in Europe and Africa to introduce a new drama on the service.
On Friday, 21st Century Fox's global flagship entertainment channel Fox will show the first episode of Outcast on Facebook Live, simultaneously in 61 countries, becoming the first network in Europe and Africa to showcase a new drama on the social networking site's service.
At 10 p.m. CET, the pilot episode of Outcast will debut exclusively through Facebook Live across the region, including in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and South Africa.
Described as an "epic horror story" by the show’s creator Robert Kirkman, who also created the The Walking Dead, the series' exclusive pilot preview will give fans a first taste before it begins its run in the region during the week of June 3.
"Thanks to The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman has created an army of fans throughout the region," said Diego Londono, COO, Fox Networks Group, Europe and Africa. "Fox is known for 'The Best, First’ and by partnering with Facebook, we are giving the fans the chance to watch the new show at the same time across Europe and Africa."
Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Kirkman along with artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes (Almost Famous' Patrick Fugit), who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and looks to obtain a normal existence.
From June 3, Fox will begin to show every episode of Outcast weekly across the globe within hours of their U.S. transmission on Cinemax.