Outcast: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

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A cut above average summer fare, Outcast provides the genuine chills one should -- but often can't -- expect from television horror.



Critic Ratings: 41


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At the beginning of Season 1 of the drama series, Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man who has been possessed by demons all his life, offers his help to Reverend Anderson (Philip Glanister) in trying to help a young boy who is starting to show signs of possession himself. As Kyle keeps working with the Reverend trying to help people affected by demonic possession, he discovers some secrets about his past that might shed some light on his strange experiences. Meanwhile, Anderson is convinced evil forces are trying to take over Earth and is preparing for a holy war.


Patrick Fugit
as Kyle Barnes
Philip Glenister
as Rev. Anderson
David Denman
as Mark Holter
Wrenn Schmidt
as Megan Holter
Gabriel Bateman
as Joshua Austin
Julia Crockett
as Sarah Barnes
Kip Pardue
as Mark Holter
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Critic Reviews for Outcast Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (22)

It isn't for everyone, but Outcast is likely to satisfy fans of horror done well.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The moving pieces in Outcast always feel like there's solid ground beneath them. We get to know each character; if not overly well then paced to a satisfying slowness.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast and the emotional back story in Outcast are compelling, and so is the growing sense that Kirkman is using his tale of demonic possession - based on his own Outcast comic book series - as a broad allegory of domestic abuse.

Jun 2, 2016 | Full Review…

With all this time spent checking off genre boxes, there's scant space for the narrative to breathe beyond them.

Jun 2, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Outcast is a Cinemax drama about possession, sacrifice, cruelty and Jesus. In other words, it's not your typical summer show, but it's one you really shouldn't miss.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

If you can stomach these abominations - and if you in fact relish them - you're in for a treat.

Jun 7, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The series takes exorcisms and possessions to the small screen and does it with a promising start and with a child who sure elicits fear. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Simply put, Outcast is great horror television, regardless of how you feel about creator Robert Kirkman or that other show of his, The Walking Dead.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Outcast takes on demonic possession in fairly riveting fashion, thanks to a no-holds-barred approach to its subject matter, and a decidedly unorthodox pair of exorcists, whose methods might be effective, but are a little controversial, to say the least.

Jun 5, 2016 | Full Review…

There is a sense of place created with the depiction of down and out rural West Virginia.

Jun 3, 2016 | Full Review…

As it proceeds, the series suffers from the context surrounding it: The netherworld is all over TV... As a result, Outcast feels overly familiar.

Jun 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Suffice to say, if you're a fan of Kirkman's bleak and thought-provoking brand of storytelling, Outcast is worth a watch.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Outcast: Season 1

  • Jul 26, 2020
    It couldn't sustain its story, or make me care about it's characters for an entire season.
  • Jun 22, 2019
    This show is AMAZING, i cried through every episode of season 1. Its sad, thought-provoking, AND SCARY. Even if youre not a religious person its going to give you chills and give you curiosity...
  • Aug 18, 2018
    I love this show. I’ve been a fan of many Cinemax tv series and this is definitely my favorite. It’s very well written and enthralling with seemingly many secrets and twists to uncover for many seasons to come if allowed to continue. It feels like the actors are actually dealing with real world problems which is amazing considering the unlikelihood of the situation. The cast, crew and fans deserve to see the story develop and evolve into a truly mesmerizing experience which will eventually spread to those not fortunate enough to have Cinemax, in its way to becoming a Cult Classic.
  • Jul 26, 2018
    This is the only reason i have cinemax.
  • Jul 18, 2018
    You neednto have a season 3 this shownis supberb
  • Jun 04, 2018
    I really wanted to like this more than I do.
  • May 28, 2018
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Some episodes drag on slowly but overall its an interesting and entertaining show. Not very scary.
  • Jul 12, 2017
    Darkly brilliant supernatural series that isn't afraid to delve where others wont go. It's not for everyone but if you like a series filled with despair and where you really think that the bad guy is winning then this is a good one for you. Bitterly disappointed that it was cancelled
  • Jun 10, 2017
    Every episode main character punches someone, hilarious!

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