ROBERT KIRKMAN’S NEW ‘EPIC HORROR STORY’ TO MAKE ITS SIMULTANEOUS DEBUT IN 57 COUNTRIES ACROSS EUROPE AND AFRICA
FIRST TIME FACEBOOK LIVE HAS BEEN USED TO PREMIERE A NEW TV SHOW IN THE REGION
London, May 20, 2016 – FOX, the global flagship entertainment channel will today make history to be the first broadcaster in Europe and Africa to premiere its brand new drama on Facebook Live, simultaneously in 57 countries.
On Friday 20th May, at 10pm CET/CAT (9pm GMT/11pm EET), episode one of OUTCAST launched on the new Facebook Live platform across the continent, including in the UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Germany, Sweden and Turkey.
Described as an ‘epic horror story’ by the show’s creator Robert Kirkman, who also created the global smash hit The Walking Dead,this exclusive Europe and Africa premiere will give fans their first spin tingling experience of this new thriller before it begins its series the week of June 3rd on FOX, across the region.
Diego Londono, COO, FOX Networks Group, Europe and Africa said: “Across the region, FOX is synonymous with ‘The Best’. First and the premiere of OUTCAST on Facebook Live in 62 countries is part of our pioneering day and date strategy. OUTCAST, a FOX Networks Original, has been developed with an award winning production team and an all-star cast, and we are proud to be partnering with Facebook to create a real TV event on such a huge scale.”
OUTCAST, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman along with artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit, “Almost Famous,” “Gone Girl”), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister. “Life on Mars”), a country preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers to obtain a normal life he has never known. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever.
OUTCAST also stars Wrenn Schmidt (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Person of Interest”) as Megan Holter; Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards,” “The Wire”) as Chief Giles; Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards,”) as Allison; David Denman (“13 Hours”), as Mark Holter; Catherine Dent (“The Shield”, “Astronaut Wives Club”) as Janet Anderson; Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: Next Generation”) as Sidney; Grace Zabriskie (“The Killing”) as Mildred; Melinda McGraw (“The X Files”, “Mad Men”) as Patricia MacCready; and Lee Tergesen (“The Americans”) as Blake Morrow.
From June 3rd, FOX will begin to show every episode of OUTCAST weekly across the globe within hours of the USA transmission on Cinemax.
To watch the OUTCAST premiere, fans should visit their local FOX Facebook page where they will find the first episode from 10pm CET/CAT (9pm GMT/11pm EET), along with a whole host of other great videos and behind the scenes content from other hit FOX show.
Notes to Editors
Countries that will be able to watch OUTCAST on Friday May 20th are as follows
Launched in August of 1993, FOX is FOX International Channel’s global flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, and is available in 33 local languages in over 244 million homes across 126 countries outside the U.S. The brand is synonymous with groundbreaking Hollywood entertainment and delivers a varied programing schedule that includes comedy, drama, science fiction, action and animation. FOX offers international viewers exclusive, original and breakthrough series such as The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, Glee, American Horror Story, Homeland, Wayward Pines, Sleepy Hollow and Empire. Top U.S. acquired product sits alongside a growing roster of original programming and local productions including Cumbia Ninja and others. As a result of its scale and global synergies, FOX was able to pioneer a global day-and-date release strategy for key series, and remains the only international network able to release TV series in 126 countries at the same time as the U.S. FOX is available as a linear SD and HD channel and through authenticated FOX Play apps.
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