For the next few months York, Rock Hill and portions of Chester County will serve as stand-ins for the fictional town of Rome and its surroundings, home to Cinemax’s new exorcism drama “Outcast.”
Filming on episodes two through 10 started Tuesday in York. Production is expected to last several months. The 10-episode series is based on the Skybound/Image comic title by Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta.
“Outcast” is being produced by Kirkman, who was the executive producer of “The Walking Dead,” and Chris Black. David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle are executive producers. Fox International Studios, a unit of Fox International Channels, is the studio.
“Outcast” follows Kyle Barnes, played by Patrick Fugit, a young man who has been possessed since he was a child. Now an adult, he tries to find answers to questions that have plagued him, but uncovers what could end life on Earth, according to a release from the producers.
The video trailer for “Outcast” released on the show’s Facebook page
David Denman will play Mark Holter in a recasting, taking over the role played by Kip Pardue in the pilot.
Married to Kyle Barnes’ sister Megan, Mark Holter is 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 the Rev. Anderson’s church teas.
Grace Zabriskie plays Mildred, one of the old guard of parishioners at Anderson’s church. Full of spit and vinegar, Mildred says what’s on her mind.
Catherine Dent is Janet Anderson, the ex-wife of the Rev. Anderson. Anderson’s obsession with battling the forces of darkness ended their marriage. Lee Tergesen plays Blake Morrow, a former police officer on death row for murdering his partner’s wife.
Some local casting is anticipated for the series. No run date on Cinemax has been announced yet.