From what has been gleaned from history, human beings have not really faced a dystopian world. Fiction, on the other hand, explores this unknown and uncertain area creating make-believes that are almost believable. The Outpost is a fantasy adventure TV Series that follows the journey of a lone survivor of the Blackbloods – Talon who travels to seek revenge for her murdered family. The journey is more of a self-discovery one as she soon discovers some supernatural abilities which she possesses but has to learn to harness. The show which has had 2 seasons with 23 episodes was created by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin. It stars actors like Jessica Green, Jake Stormoen, Imogen Waterhouse, Anand Desai-Barochia, Andrew Howard, Robyn Malcolm, Kevin McNally, Glynis Barber and Aaron Fontaine in the main role. The show which airs on The CW has been able to command considerable followership in the course of its two seasons. There is a lot of optimism about The Outpost Season 3, based on the successes of the previous seasons.
The Premise of Seasons 1 & 2
The show which was produced by Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment features Jessica Green in the lead role starring as Talon, who survives the brutal slaughtering of her whole race and family. She then sets out to track the people who murdered her family members. As she journeys towards a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world called the Outpost, she discovers her supernatural powers which she must learn to control and seeks allies to help her defeat her enemies. She finds an ally in a queen who has been in hiding and they fight to defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
Season 2 ended with Talon and Gwynn preparing for an impending war against the prime order after defeating Dred’s army and retaking the Outpost. Fans of the show await the next season in anticipation especially the outcome of the impending war.
In terms of ratings and the success of the show, it has an average rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a rating below average on Metacritic and 5.8/10 on IMDb. The major consensus by critics is that the production design looks cheap and when compared to other successful fantasy series like the Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess and Game of Thrones it falls painfully short. Despite all this, the show has attracted and maintained a decent following since it first premiered.
While the series was created and written by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin it took a team effort to direct the various episodes. For season one, the directors include John Lyde, Kurt Knight, Kynan Griffin, Clare Neiderpreum and Jason Faller. For the second season, the directors are Marc Roskin, Jonathan Glassner, Orsi Nagypal, Milan Todorovic, Dusan Lazarevic, and Kurt Knight. It has been nominated for the 2019 Saturn Awards for Best Fantasy Television Series but the event is yet to hold so it’s uncertain if it will win the award.
When and Where to Watch The Outpost Season 3
After Syfy International greenlit the show for a ten-episode first season on the 16th of January 2018, it was then picked up by The CW for broadcast in the U.S. The series was filmed between January and May of 2018 in Utah. The first season premiered on the 10th of July 2018 and the second season premiered on the 11th of July 2019. It is expected that the third season will premiere around the same time in 2020.
CW which is a great platform for fantasy television and has had a long history of success with the genre has shown commitment to the show and their efforts have been laudable. Despite mixed/ average reviews and the consistent drop in ratings since it premiered. It was announced in Mipcom this October that a third season has been ordered. This is very good news for ardent followers of the show.
According to the announcement, The Outpost Season 3 is slated to be released in the summer of 2020. If you are wondering where to watch and keep up with the show, from all indications the show will continue to be aired by The CW. Moreover, the first and second seasons are available to rent and stream online on several platforms.