A struggle of power and control set in the rugged hills of Appalachia, “Outsiders” explores the epic battle between the Farrell Clan, a tight-knit family of renegades who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their fight to defend their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.
A new teaser has been released built around the clan’s rallying cry, ‘Ged-Gedyah,’ which loosely translates to ‘Hell Yeah!’ Outsiders premiere on WGN America on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (9/8C). Check out the new teaser after the break.
WGN America’s new series, Outsiders, began production today in and around Pittsburgh, PA.
The series, about an Appalachian clan struggling to maintain their world and way of live, was created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei – who will executive produce along with Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Paul Giamatti.
The Outsiders cast includes: David Morse (Treme, Hurt Locker), Joe Anderson (Across The Universe), Phyllis Somerville (The Big C) and Gillian Alexy (The Americans, Damages).
With Rescue Me going into its sixth season this evening [FX, 10/9C], I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference Q&A with series co-creator and director/co-writer of the season premiere, Peter Tolan, and Callie Thorne, who plays the not always totally together Sheila on the show.
Right from the beginning introductions, this was one of the most interesting, good natured, and unique Q&A’s I’ve been a part of.
The short answer to the question of Rescue Me’s [FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C] lead character’s chances of redemption following a near-death experience would be: none! This is Tommy Gavin [Denis Leary] we’re talking about – the firefighter who’s been in a downward spiral ever since 9/11. With only occasional breaks – enough to get to know that he’s a decent guy at heart [though it’s buried really, really deeply] – Tommy has continued to sink lower each season until, at the end of last season, his own Uncle Teddy shot him twice and left him on the floor of the crew’s bar to die.