The Farrell clan will begin defending their mountain on January 26. That’s the premiere date WGN America has picked for Outsiders, its new scripted drama from Sony Pictures TV and Tribune Studios about an off-the-grid Appalachian family that’s not to be trifled with. David Morse, Thomas M. Wright, Ryan Hurst, Joe Anderson, Gillian Alexy, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson, Francie Swift and Phyllis Somerville lead the ensemble cast. Series follows the ultra-rural family as they deal with law enforcement, outsiders and an encroaching coal company with a billion-dollar investment.
Meanwhile, the new trailer for the series that will air at 9 PM Tuesdays shows several Farrells riding their ATVs in a local store and packing up pretty much anything they want. Why won’t the store owner press charges? “Ain’t worth it.” When one local deputy asks “Why do we let those morons get away with sh*t like this?” the other replies, “First of all, they’re not morons; secondly, you don’t want to mess with these people.” Later, when the coal company execs get a chuckle from the “sleeping with their sisters” joke, they are told flatly, “I don’t think you gentlemen have any idea what you’re dealing with.”
Creator-writer Peter Mattei executive produces alongside Peter Tolan, Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey and Michael Wimer. Check out the full-length trailer above and tell us what you think.