‘The Outpost’ is an American fantasy-adventure drama television series that airs on The CW, and first premiered on July 10, 2018. The show has been created by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin.
The series revolves around a character called Talon who is the sole survivor of the Blackbloods, which is a race. Determined to find the people responsible for the death of her parents, she sets out on a journey. While tracking these people, she discovers her supernatural powers which she has to learn to harness.
Shows with quest motifs are always a strong point of attraction and this series is no different. When coupled with the presence of supernatural powers, it serves as an additional point of attraction. However, being somewhat of a fantasy series, the show was compared to some of the greatest in the genre like ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘Lord of the Rings‘. While I find this comparison to be slightly unfair, critics did not favor ‘The Outpost’, and said, “A featherweight fantasy with a few enticing features, The Outpost’s potential pleasures can’t quite overcome its cheap-looking production design”.
The show has had two successful seasons till now. Now, the question is will there be a The Outpost season 3.
The Outpost Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘The Outpost’ stars Jessica Green of ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead‘ fame as Talon, Jake Stormoen as Captain Garret Spears, Imogen Waterhouse as Gwynn Calkussar or Princess Rosmund, and Anand Desai-Barochia as Janzo. These are supposedly the most important characters of the show along with Andrew Howard as Gate Marshal Cedric Wythers and Robyn Malcolm in the role of Elinor. Aaron Fontaine as Tobin and Glynis Barber as Gertrusha joined the show in season 2.
The Outpost Plot: What is it about?
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.
When the show starts, we are introduced to the Blackbloods who are elf-like creatures who appear to have a love for nature. However, before we can get acquainted with them, they are swiftly eliminated by mercenaries who are sent by some political order or the other. The show does not have a rich political context, or the inclination to explain it very well to the viewers. Anyhow, we are introduced to our protagonist Talon, who sees her parents murdered and obviously has revenge on her mind. As a montage of shots takes her from one poorly lit landscape to another, viewers are left asking if this is the kind of cheap appearance that a show with aspirations of being an addition to the fantasy genre should have.
On her journey, Talon soon runs into trouble and is saved by Garret, who takes her to the Outpost. It is soon established that this place is some sort of cliched haven for those on the run, the misfits, and those trying to get away from their past. It is the typical shady place where one expects the protagonist to form some alliances and pick up leads about their quest. The show does not disappoint in this regard.
The Los Angeles Times has managed to sum up the show rather well, saying, “The series, which is humorous enough and romantic enough and as bloody as it needs to be for the international market, is not completely predictable. Characters you might expect to stick around for season-long adventuring are dead by the opening credits, and the first episode ends on a mildly surprising note. Still, Talon is protected by the most powerful spell of all, that of being the star of a potential multi-season television show. Fancier genre shows, on HBO or AMC, might sacrifice a beloved character to “realism.” This is not that sort of franchise.”
Season 2 ends with The Prime Order attacking the Outpost and Talon risking everything with a bold plan, as Garret seeks his revenge. Clearly, there’s still a lot left in the story and the subsequent seasons might help the show come to a fitting end.
The Outpost Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘The Outpost’ Season 2 premiered on July 11, 2019 and came to an end of September 26, 2019 after 13 episodes. As far as the next season is concerned, we don’t have an official announcement yet from The CW. Though, given the poor response the show has received so far, we would be surprised if it comes back. At the same time, considering season 2 left things open in the end, there is a still possibility of the show coming back. If renewed, ‘The Outpost’ Season 3 might release sometime in July, 2020.
The Outpost Trailer:
While we wait for ‘The Outpost’ Season 3, you can check out the trailer for Season 2 below.
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