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Cinemax’s exorcism drama Outcast has added six new faces to its cast.
The drama based on the comic book series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has added The Office alum David Denman as a series regular and enlisted recurring players Melinda McGraw (Mad Men), Grace Zabriskie (The Killing), Catherine Dent (The Shield), Lee Tergesen (The Americans) and Brent Spiner.
Outcast centers on Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Denman will play Mark Holter, who is married to Kyle’s sister Megan. He’s a husband and father first — but a by-the-book small-town cop a close second. He loves his wife deeply, but his innate sense of justice is challenged by her loyalty to Kyle, whom Mark can’t forgive for his past transgressions.
McGraw is Patricia MacCready, a single mother and devout member of Rome’s Light of God Baptist Church and a regular at Rev. Anderson’s church teas.
Zabriskie is Mildred, one of the old guard of parishioners at Anderson’s church. Full of spit and vinegar, Mildred lives alone and says what’s on her mind
Dent will portray Janet Anderson, Rev. Anderson’s ex-wife. Their marriage was shattered by Anderson’s obsession with battling the forces of darkness, but she still can’t help but feel affection and sympathy for the man she once loved, the father of her child.
Tergesen is Blake Morrow, a former police officer on death row for murdering his partner’s wife.
Spiner rounds out the new additions as Sidney, who appears in Rome soon after Kyle and Rev. Anderson successfully exorcize little Joshua Austin, his dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hiding a malevolence.
Chris Black is set as showrunner and exec produces alongside creator Kirkman, David Alpert, Fox International Studios’ Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. The series was packaged by Fox International Channels and marks the first for its new studio division. A premiere date has not yet been determined.
Denman is repped by UTA; McGraw is with Domain Talent; Zabriskie is with Innovative; Dent is with SDB Partners; Tergesen is with Gersh; and Spiner is with AEFH.
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