Sword at the ready: The fantastical destiny of The Outpost

(image via YouTube (c) CW)


“Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilised 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.” (synopsis via Den of Geek)

As Den of Geek rather insightfully notes, the CW has had a multi-season, multi-show love affair with DC Comics superheroes with the Greg Berlanti-produced The Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gobbling up timeslots faster than Barry Allen trying to save  a person falling off a skyscraper.

I’m not necessarily complaining – I watch all but one of those shows and enjoy the escapist fun (plus bouts of existential angst) that they provide.

But viewers cannot live on superhero fare alone – rabid fanboys and girls may disagree of course – and so the CW is throwing us some fantasy, in The Outpost, courtesy of Dean Devlin (The Librarians, Geostorm, Independence Day, Stargate) and Jonathan Glassner (Stargate SG-1, The Outer Limits, Freddy’s Nightmares) who you’ll note know a thing or two about fun, diversionary TV.

Aussie actress Jessica Green stars as Talon who, you guessed it, has all kinds of mysterious things going on.

Must admit the trailer does look a little under-produced and hokey but I’m in the mood for some new fantastical Chosen One adventures and The Outpost looks like it’ll fit the bill perfectly.

The Outpost premieres on The CW on 10 July.


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