‘Outsiders’ Trailer: Is WGN America’s New Show ‘Mad Max’ in the Mountains?

     October 13, 2015


The first trailer for WGN America’s new series Outsiders is now available for your viewing pleasure. The Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios production written and created by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei explores the struggle between the Farrell Clan – the rugged mountain-dwellers who have called Shay Mountain their home for over 200 years – and anyone from the town below who would dare to challenge them and their way of life. As the short trailer reveals, this conflict quickly comes to a head in an impending collision between the law and the lawless, one that looks like the filmmakers picked up Mad Max and dropped him on a mountaintop (and I mean that in the best possible way).

Here’s a look at the show’s cast and their characters, courtesy of WGN America: David Morse stars as Big Foster, a gruff and powerful heir to leadership; Joe Anderson is Asa, a member of the Farrell clan looking to rejoin the family after a stint with the outside world; Thomas M. Wright plays Sheriff Wade Houghton, a cop who has a history with the Farrells, and grapples with a few troubles of his own; Ryan Hurst as Lil Foster, a massive mountain man and son of Big Foster; Gillian Alexy as G’Winveer, a survivor and Asa’s confidante; Kyle Gallner as Hasil, an intuitive soul who feels rejected by the group; Christina Jackson as Sally-Ann, a beautiful girl from a mining town who is fascinated by the Farrells and Hasil in particular; Francie Swift as Haylie, a cunning, all-American community relations manager with the encroaching coal company; and Phyllis Somerville as Lady Ray, the regal yet tough leader of the Farrell clan.  

Watch the first trailer for WGN America’s Outsiders below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Outsiders:

A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, “Outsiders” tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who’ve been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they’ll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary. Outsiders coming to WGN America in 2016.

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