Atticus Ross To Score Robert Kirkman’s Cinemax Series ‘Outcast’

FISAtticus Ross is boarding Outcast.

The award winning composer has signed on to score The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new drama series, which is set to premiere on HBO’s sister network Cinemax in 2016. The series will also get a day-and-date release across Fox International Channels’ FOX branded channels in more than 120 countries, including the UK.

Atticus Ross has won numerous award across his career, including Grammys, Golden Globes and Academy Awards. His work in the industry has seen him work on numerous production including the Aaron Sorkin David Fincher feature The Social Network and Gone Girl

“Who can’t recall the shrieking violins in the Psycho shower scene or the repetitious two-notes that play before a shark attack in Jaws?” said Kirkman.  “A haunting and epic score is critical in the telling of horror on any screen, and we’re privileged to have Atticus on board to help illustrate Kyle Barnes’ story.”

Created by Robert Kirkman, Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. The cast includes Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) and Philip Glenister (From There To Here).

The project was developed internally at Fox International Channels, who have a long relationship with Kirkman owing to the fact that they serve as the global broadcaster for The Walking Dead. The company’s production division Fox International Studios is producing in association with Robert Kirkman’s Skydance Productions. The executive producers are Robert Kirkman, Sharon Tal Yguado and David Alpert.