Robert Kirkman

Demons are the new zombies — at least according to Robert KirkmanThe Walking Dead creator made that declaration Friday at Comic-Con when announcing that a pilot for an adaptation of his latest comic, Outcast, was in pre-production at Cinemax.

"BIG NEWS @comic_con Demons are the new Zombies! #OUTCAST pilot into pre-production @Cinemax. Thx to partners @FoxIntChannels @Skybound #sdcc," Kirkman tweeted.

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Outcast will be Kirkman's first attempt at writing a pilot. And though it only released its debut issue last month,  Outcast's sales have already exceededThe Walking Dead's at its peak. The story follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who's been plagued by possession since he was a child. He embarks on a journey to find answers, but uncovers what could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

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