Outcast, Cinemax‘s exorcism drama pilot from The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman and Chris Black, has been picked up to series with a 10-episode order.

In his pilot writing deImage (2) outcast__140117010613-275x168.jpeg for post 666055but, Kirkman penned Outcast on spec for The Walking Dead international partner Fox International Channels, which developed the project internally before taking it out. In a competitive situation, Cinemax acquired the script and gave it a pilot green light last July. Like The Walking Dead, Outcast too is based on a comic by Kirkman, who serves as executive producer alongside Black, David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado of FIC and Sue Naegle.

CinemaxOutcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever. Gabriel Bateman co-stars. The pilot was directed by Adam Wingard.

“We are thrilled to be in business with Robert Kirkman, a visionary talent who has the unique ability to tap into today’s zeitgeist, making him a perfect fit for the newly expanded Cinemax roster,” said HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo.

Outcast joins a fast growing Cinemax original series slate that includes Banshee, just renewed for Season 4, The Knick and the recently picked up Quarry.