“Outcast” Season 2 has added a new cast member.
C. Thomas Howell will join the next installment of the hit Cinemax series, according to Deadline. The actor will join the series’ stars Patrick Fugit (Kyle Barnes), Philip Glenister (Reverend Anderson), Wrenn Schmidt (Megan Holter), and Reg E. Cathey (Chief Giles), among many others.
Aside from Howell, there are also a couple of other newcomers to watch out for. M.C. Gainey, Madelyn Deutch and Hoon Lee have been tapped to be part of the upcoming season as well. Gainey will play Bob, a hermit who has a connection to Rome’s dark past. Deutch will play Dakota, a non-traditional Christian. Lee will play Dr. Kenneth Park, a surgeon who is plotting something bad towards Kyle.
The second season will also feature more of Madeleine McGraw, who plays Kyle’s daughter. The young actress was reportedly upped to series regular.
Aside from the new faces, the upcoming season will also feature a rather different tone from the first season. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, series creator Robert Kirkman said there will be appearances from some of the characters from the comic book that inspired the film.
“There’s a lot of room to build up characters that don’t necessarily have as much to do in the comic, and there’s a lot of paths we can diverge on along the way,” the producer said. “When you look at where the comic ends up and where the show ends up, they’re gonna be on a fairly similar path but there’s gonna be a lot of differences along the way.”
The series was renewed for a second season ahead of its release. Three months before its premiere, Cinemax already picked it up, according to Variety.
Even though plans for “Outcast’s” next installment have already been laid out, a premiere date has yet to be set.