The Outpost (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Outpost
The Outpost (TV series).png
Genre
Created byJason Faller and Kynan Griffin
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Jennifer Griffin[2]
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorElectric Entertainment
Release
Original network
Original releaseJuly 10, 2018 (2018-07-10) – present (present)

The Outpost is an American fantasy-adventure drama television series, acquired by The CW, which premiered on July 10, 2018.[1][3][4] It was produced by Syfy's international channels for international broadcast. The series was renewed for a second season on October 9, 2018.[5]

Premise[edit]

"The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called 'Blackbloods'. 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."[1]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Charan Prabhakar as Danno
  • Philip Brodie as Ambassador Everit Dred
  • Adam Johnson as Munt
  • Thor Knai as Kell
  • Cokey Falkow as Tiberion Shek
  • Michael Flynn as General Cornelius Calkussar
  • Elizabeth Birkner as Ilyin
  • Medalion Rahimi as Naya

Production[edit]

Syfy International greenlit the series for a 10-episode first season on January 16, 2018.[7] On March 7, 2018, The CW picked up the series for broadcast in the United States.[1] It was filmed in Utah between January and May 2018.[8][9]

In October 2018, The CW renewed The Outpost for a second season, scheduled to air mid 2019.[5][10]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"One Is the Loneliest Number"John LydeJason Faller & Kynan GriffinJuly 10, 2018 (2018-07-10)0.77[11]
2"Two Heads Are Better Than None"Kurt KnightJason Faller & Kynan GriffinJuly 17, 2018 (2018-07-17)0.64[12]
3"The Mistress and the Worm"Kurt KnightJason Faller & Kynan GriffinJuly 24, 2018 (2018-07-24)0.64[13]
4"Strange Bedfellows"John LydeJason Faller & Kynan GriffinJuly 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)0.61[14]
5"Bones to Pick"John LydeJason Faller & Kynan GriffinAugust 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)0.60[15]
6"The Book of Names"John LydeJason Faller & Kynan GriffinAugust 21, 2018 (2018-08-21)0.56[16]
7"The Colipsum Conundrum"Kynan GriffinJason Faller & Kynan GriffinAugust 28, 2018 (2018-08-28)0.64[17]
8"Beyond the Wall"Clare NeiderpruemJason Faller & Kynan GriffinSeptember 11, 2018 (2018-09-11)0.65[18]
9"The Vex Rezicon"Jason FallerJason Faller & Kynan GriffinSeptember 25, 2018 (2018-09-25)0.60[19]
10"The Dragman is Coming"Jason FallerJason Faller & Kynan GriffinOctober 2, 2018 (2018-10-02)0.59[20]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports a score of 44% for the series, with an average rating of 4.23/10, based on 9 reviews.[21] On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 39 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating mixed to negative reviews.[22]

In his review of the premiere, Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter considered the series looked "cheap" for a broadcast network series, adding that, "Way too much of the pilot for The Outpost is people talking around the things the budget can't show."[23] CBR's Josh Bell similarly criticized the series' production values, but also its use of fantasy "clichés and contrivances" in the pilot episode.[24] Several critics compared The Outpost unfavorably to other fantasy series, including Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Xena: Warrior Princess.[23][24][25]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "One Is the Loneliest Number" July 10, 2018 0.1/1 0.77[11] 0.1 0.32 0.2 1.09[26]
2 "Two Heads Are Better Than None" July 17, 2018 0.2/1 0.64[12] N/A 0.40 N/A 1.03[27]
3 "The Mistress and the Worm" July 24, 2018 0.1/1 0.64[13] 0.1 0.35 0.2 0.99[28]
4 "Strange Bedfellows" July 31, 2018 0.1/1 0.61[14] 0.1 0.30 0.2 0.90[29]
5 "Bones to Pick" August 7, 2018 0.1/1 0.60[15] 0.1 0.36 0.2 0.96[30]
6 "The Book of Names" August 21, 2018 0.1/1 0.56[16] 0.1 0.30 0.2 0.86[31]
7 "The Colipsum Conundrum" August 28, 2018 0.2/1 0.64[17] N/A 0.28 N/A 0.92[32]
8 "Beyond the Wall" September 11, 2018 0.2/1 0.65[18] N/A 0.30 N/A 0.95[33]
9 "The Vex Rezicon" September 25, 2018 0.2/1 0.60[19] N/A 0.33 N/A 0.93[34]
10 "The Dragman is Coming" October 2, 2018 0.1/1 0.59[20] N/A 0.26 N/A 0.85[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (March 7, 2018). "'The Outpost': Fantasy-Adventure Series From 'Stargate' Duo Lands At the CW For Summer Run". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Outpost - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (January 16, 2018). "NBCU Intl Acquires 'The Outpost' For Syfy; IQiyi Advancing On IPO – Global Briefs". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (April 10, 2018). "The CW Summer Premiere Dates: 'The Outpost', 'Burden Of Truth' & 4 Returning Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ a b Boucher, Ashley (October 9, 2018). "The CW Renews 'Burden of Truth' and 'The Outpost' for Season 2 Runs in Summer 2019". The Wrap. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Perigard, Mark (July 8, 2018). "Heroine searches for killers in CW's low-budget fantasy 'Outpost'". Boston Herald. Retrieved July 20, 2018. Then there's the strange man in black (Kevin McNally, "Turn: Washington's Spies") who might know more about Talon's destiny than Talon herself.
  7. ^ Clarke, Stewart (January 16, 2018). "'Stargate' Alums Attached to Syfy International Original 'The Outpost'". Variety. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Fantasy drama The Outpost filming in Utah". KFTV. Media Business Insight Limited. January 25, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Nielsen, Liesl (July 10, 2018). "5 movies and TV series being filmed in Utah right now (or the very near future)". KSL. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (October 9, 2018). "The CW's Summer 2019 Slate Includes UK Cop Drama, More Burden of Truth". TVLine. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 11, 2018). "'20/20′ adjusts up, 'The Outpost' and 'World of Dance' adjust down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 18, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' and all shows hold: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Welch, Alex (July 25, 2018). "'The Last Defense' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 1, 2018). "'The Outpost' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 8, 2018). "'Making It' and 'The Outpost' adjust down, 'Beat Shazam' adjusts up: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 22, 2018). "'Beat Shazam,' 'America's Got Talent' adjust up, 'Making It' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Welch, Alex (August 29, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, 'Love Connection' encore adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  18. ^ a b Welch, Alex (September 12, 2018). "'Castaways' and NBC Fall Preview adjust down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  19. ^ a b Welch, Alex (September 26, 2018). "'This is Us' and 'The Voice' adjust up, 'New Amsterdam' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  20. ^ a b Welch, Alex (October 3, 2018). "'New Amsterdam' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "THE OUTPOST: SEASON 1 (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  22. ^ "The Outpost : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  23. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel (July 9, 2018). "'The Outpost': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  24. ^ a b Bell, Josh (July 10, 2018). "THE CW HITS ROCK BOTTOM WITH FANTASY SERIES THE OUTPOST". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  25. ^ Keller, Joel (July 10, 2018). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Outpost' On The CW, A Fantasy And Sci Fi Melange That Wants To Be The Next 'Xena'". Decider. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  26. ^ Pucci, Douglas (July 24, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'Code Black' Earns Third Straight Week of Broadcast Network Scripted Leadership in Delayed Viewing Boosts". Programming Insider. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  27. ^ Welch, Alex (August 2, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' and 'The Bachelorette' lead in 18-49 broadcast Live +7 ratings for July 16-22". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  28. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 7, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'The 100' Leads Broadcast Network Entries in Adults 18-49 Percentage Gains for its Fourth Consecutive Original Telecast". Programming Insider. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  29. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 14, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'The Originals' Series Finale Telecast Ranks as Fourth-Largest Percentage Gainer Among Broadcast Network Entries". Programming Insider. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  30. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 21, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: Both 'Elementary' Airings on CBS Lead in Percentage Gains". Programming Insider. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  31. ^ Pucci, Douglas (September 4, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'Bachelor in Paradise' on ABC Leads in Adults 18-49 Boosts for Broadcast Network Non-Scripted Fare". Programming Insider. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  32. ^ Welch, Alex (September 13, 2018). "'Big Brother' and 'Elementary' post biggest gains in broadcast Live +7 ratings for August 27 – Sept. 2". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  33. ^ Welch, Alex (September 27, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' and 'Elementary' stay on top in the broadcast Live +7 ratings for Sept. 10-16". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  34. ^ Pucci, Douglas (October 10, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: 'Manifest' is Most-Watched NBC Drama Series Premiere in 19 Years". Programming Insider. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  35. ^ Pucci, Douglas (October 16, 2018). "Live+7 Weekly Ratings: Long-running Stalwarts 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Modern Family' Lead All Network Comedies in Adults 18-49 Gains". Programming Insider. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

External links[edit]