News: The CW Acquires The Fantasy-Adventure Series The Outpost - From Stargate Duo

The CW has announced the acquisition of the 10-hour fantasy-adventure series The Outpost, from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment. It will be broadcast on Syfy channels outside the U.S. It will be part of the CW's Summer lineup, with a U.S. premiere day and time announced at a later date. 

This is the first hourlong Summer scripted series for the CW, and will see many of their original programming airing during at least partly during the Summer season. Their 2018 includes the final season of The Originals, Supergirl, The 100, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.

The Outpost was created by Arrowstorm’s Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, and follows Talon (Jessica Green, Ash vs Evil Dead), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, she travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, tracking the killers of her family. During her journey, she discovers that 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.

It also stars Jake Stormoen (Extinct, Mythica), Imogen Waterhouse (Nocturnal Animals, Braid) Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys, Hell on Wheels), Anand Desai-Barochia (Emmerdale, Lake Mead) and Robyn Malcolm (Top of the Lake, Hostiles).

The Outpost is the first collaboration between Dean Devlin, who co-wrote and produced the original Stargate film, and Jonathan Glassner, creator of Stargate SG-1. Both are serving as executive producers on the series, along with Faller and Griffin, as well as Electric’s Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan and Zac Reeder. Arrowstorm’s Jennifer Griffin will also serve as a producer.

“We are thrilled that The Outpost will be premiering on the CW this summer. The CW is an amazing platform for fantasy television and has a long history of success with the genre. We are confident that this is a terrific home for this project that we are so proud of — and look very much forward to this partnership,” says Devlin.