While the past few years have seen the former teen television territory of The CW invaded by Greg Berlanti’s ever-increasing live-action lineup of DC Comics superheroes, it appears that the network has some non-comic-adapted genre plans with an intriguing fantasy offering, called The Outpost.
The Outpost appears to be on a fast track to a summer debut on The CW, since the network has just acquired the previously announced and fully-cast television drama, according to TV Line. In the driver’s seat for the action-driven fantasy series are executive producers Dean Devlin (The Librarians, Geostorm, Independence Day, Stargate) and Jonathan Glassner (Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, Freddy’s Nightmares), joined in the same capacity by the team of Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin (626 Evolution, Mythica: The Darkspore, Dragonfyre).
According to The Outpost’s official plot description:
“Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.”
Up and coming Aussie actress Jessica Green (pictured in the top image,) will headline The Outpost as Talon. Green banked an uncredited appearance in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, having previously appeared in 2015 horror film Red Billabong and 2014 drama Rise, with a start back in 2012 on teen series Lightning Point. She’ll next appear on Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead in the tenth episode of the current (third) season. – Green will be joined on The Outpost by the likes of Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, Andrew Howard, Anand Desai-Barochia, Charan Prabhakar and Robyn Malcolm.
The Outpost – produced by Arrowstorm and Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment – will arrive as part of The CW’s 2018 summer lineup on a date to be announced. There, it joins programs such as Supergirl (the paused current season’s second half), The Originals (in The Vampire Diaries spinoff’s final season), The 100, along with unscripted offerings Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.
We’ll be sure update you on the major details for The Outpost as they become available.