The Outpost is an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on The CW on July 10, 2018.
The series follows Talon, 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.
- Jessica Green as Talon
- Jake Stormoen as Captain Garret Spears
- Imogen Waterhouse as Gwynn
- Anand Desai-Barochia as Janzo
- Andrew Howard as Marshal Withers
- Robyn Malcolm as The Mistress
- Kevin McNally as The Smith
- Philip Brodie as Ambassador Everit Dred
- Michael Lawrence Flynn as General Cornelius Calkussar
- Main article: List of The Outpost episodes
Syfy International greenlit the series for a 10-episode first season on January 16, 2018. On March 7, 2018, The CW picked up the series for broadcast in the United States. It was filmed in Utah between January and May 2018.
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. On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 39 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating mixed to negative reviews.
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." CBR's Josh Bell similarly criticized the series' production values, but also its use of fantasy "clichés and contrivances" in the pilot episode. Several critics compared The Outpost unfavorably to other fantasy series, including Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and Xena: Warrior Princess.
- The Outpost on Wikipedia