‘Outcast’ Season 2: Plot Details and Episode Guide

Outcast star Patrick Fugit
Patrick Fugit in a scene from ‘Outcast’ season 1 (Photo by Kent Smith / HBO)

Cinemax has set a July 20, 2018 premiere date for the second season of Outcast. The horror series starring Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) and Philip Glenister (Kingdom of Heaven) will air on Fridays at 10pm ET/PT.

The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman created the suspense drama based on his Skybound/Image comics. Kirkman executive produces with Chris Black, David Alpert, Sharon Tal Yguado, and Sue Naegle. Black also serves as the series’ showrunner.

In addition to Patrick Fugit and Philip Glenister, the cast of season two includes Wrenn Schmidt (The Looming Tower), Reg E. Cathay (The Wire), Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards), Julia Crockett (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), David Denman (13 Hours), and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

The Season 2 Plot: Plagued by demons since childhood, Kyle is on a journey to find answers – but what he uncovers could mean the end of life as we know it. Continuing to probe the mystery of what lies behind the town of Rome’s supernatural manifestations, and why they are drawn to Kyle, the show explores how people cope with extreme circumstances while protecting the ones they love.

Patrick Fugit stars as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Reverend Anderson, played by Philip Glenister, a preacher who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil, Kyle tries to protect those he holds most dear, now that the otherworldly threats prove greater in scope and number than anticipated. His struggle will grow into a fight for all of his hometown, as he discovers the haunting secrets of his own past.

Other cast members in the second season include Wrenn Schmidt as Kyle’s adopted sister, Megan Holter, a child psychologist who makes it her mission to fix the people around her; Reg E. Cathey as Chief Giles, Rome’s chief of police, who has seen enough to know there’s some truth to his friend Rev. Anderson’s assertions about demons; Kate Lyn Sheil as Kyle’s former wife, Allison Barnes, who has lingering doubts about what happened in their marriage; Julia Crockett as Kyle’s mother, Sarah Barnes, whose apparent mental illness tainted his childhood; David Denman as Megan’s husband, Mark Holter, a by-the-book small-town cop whose temper can get him in trouble; and Brent Spiner as Sidney, whose dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hide malevolence.

Outcast Season 2 Episodes:

  • Episode #11 (season 2, episode 1): “Bad Penny”
    Debut date: FRIDAY, JULY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    After being confronted by the same dark forces plaguing Rome, Kyle (Patrick Fugit) returns to town with his daughter, Amber (Madeleine McGraw), to find a deeply shaken Megan (Wrenn Schmidt), who is stricken by flashbacks of her possession and its dire consequences. Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) offers to help Patricia (Melinda McGraw) find Aaron, her missing son, and gravitates to a fringe religious service in an abandoned barn. Giles (Reg E. Cathey) tries to convince Mayor Owen Boyd (Toby Huss) to institute a curfew after a newly possessed man evades his grasp. On the advice of Giles, Kyle and Anderson attempt to track down Sidney (Brent Spiner) through his known associates.
    Written by Chris Black; directed by Tricia Brock.
  • Episode #12 (season 2, episode 2): “The Day After That”
    Debut date: FRIDAY, JULY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    After uncovering possible clues at the scene of a crime, Kyle (Patrick Fugit) visits his mom (Julia Crockett) in the hospital, where he gets an eerie feeling from her doctor. Disheartened by a confession to Patricia (Melinda McGraw), Anderson (Philip Glenister) ends up being an eyewitness to a possession. Giles (Reg E. Cathey) fends off criticism of his recently overzealous police tactics from Owen (Toby Huss). A distraught Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) seeks an end to her painful memories
    Written by Adam Targum; directed by Loni Peristere.
  • Episode #13 (season 2, episode 3): “Not My Job to Judge”
    Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    Kyle (Patrick Fugit) and Amber (Madeleine McGraw) visit Allison (Kate Lyn Sheil) at the facility she’s checked herself into, where Amber encounters a creepy patient. Holly (Callie McClincy) rejects Megan’s (Wrenn Schmidt) attempts to return to normalcy. Sidney (Brent Spiner) poses a challenge to a new convert. Patricia (Melinda McGraw) confronts Giles (Reg E. Cathey) about his investigation of Aaron’s case. Anderson (Philip Glenister) and Kyle track down a mysterious figure behind a spate of Rome abductions.
    Written by Jeff Vlaming; directed by Howard Deutch.
  • Episode #14 (season 2, episode 4): “The One I’d Been Waiting For”
    Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
    Kyle (Patrick Fugit) and Anderson (Philip Glenister) learn more about the role Kyle’s father played in Rome’s history of possession. Anderson is taunted by an old foe, who recently resurfaced and is wreaking havoc in town. With nowhere to go, Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) takes Holly (Callie McClincy) to a familiar but forbidding place. Sidney (Brent Spiner) instructs an ally to keep Giles (Reg E. Cathey) in line.
    Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine; directed by Alrick Riley.