Street murals based on Paul Azaceta’s illustration and interpreted by renowned local artists in 11 cities around the world reveal a scene from the upcoming series
In lead up to the global premiere of Outcast, FOX, the series home in 125+ countries outside the USA, is mounting an ambitious international stunt in 11 cities around the world. Starting in at MCM London Comic Con on May 28th, and revealed over the course of the following week, a scene from the series pilot will come to life as 11 unique murals around the world. Drawn by Paul Azaceta, illustrator and co-creator of the Outcast comic book on which the series in based, local artists in each city will reinterpret Paul’s original illustrations, and create unique pieces of art, which combined depict a scene from the series.
Murals will be installed in Berlin, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Singapore, Sofia, Stockholm, Sydney and Zagreb. A teaser for the stunt was live in Naples, Italy during Comic Con Naples. In Manila, renowned graphic design team Team Manila was assigned to create the city’s panel for the Outcast mural, coloring in Azuceta’s black-and-white sketches and adding their own flourishes to the art.
Fans from around the world can stay connected as video and photo content from each location floods the immersive virtual experience at https://outcastart.tv or seeds via #outcastart.
Outcast is FOX’s first original production for its international networks. Created by Robert Kirkman, and developed and produced by FOX International Studios, Outcast will premiere its ten-episode season starting Saturday, June 4th, exclusively on FOX channels in over 125 countries outside the USA. In the US, Outcast will premiere on Cinemax June 3rd. Outcast was created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black, David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle.
“It’s been an incredible ride watching Outcast come to life from an idea, to a comic and now to a television series that is going to be seen across the globe through our partners at FOX,” said Kirkman. “I hope international fans enjoy the world of Outcast, and hopefully, are a little bit scared of it too.” he added.
FOX, which is also home of The Walking Dead outside the USA, executed a global zombie invasion in major cities around the world in lead-up to the season one launch of The Walking Dead. The network has long been the world’s most widely distributed premiere entertainment destination, known for groundbreaking, trend setting and critically acclaimed programming beloved by audiences in the U.S. and abroad. The day & date TV launch model is a staple of the FOX programming and marketing strategy for its viral, high-profile series, including The Walking Dead, X-Files, American Crime Story, Wayward Pines and others. FOX is available as a linear channel and non-linear offering in over 340 million homes across the U.S. and virtually all international TV markets.
Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.
Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) stars as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, he appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.
The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest”).