Brent Spiner has been a busy guy of late. The actor, best known for his role as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation, has just signed on for Outcast. The upcoming Cinemax original series will be based on the comic book series of the same name from Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. Also, as previously reported, Spiner will reprise his Independence Day role as Dr. Brackish Okun in director Roland Emmerich's sequel, Independence Day 2.

Outcast will follow the saga of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man haunted by possession since childhood, who decides that now is the time to uncover the answers. What he finds on his spiritual journey, however, could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spiner will play Sidney, "who appears in Rome soon after Kyle and Rev. Anderson (Philip Glenister) successfully exorcize little Joshua Austin, his dapper appearance and smiling demeanor hiding a malevolence."

Production is underway now in South Carolina.


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