|Outsiders renewed for season 2 by WGN|
|Press release below|
"WGN AMERICA RENEWS BREAKOUT HIT SERIES "OUTSIDERS" FOR SEASON TWO
Gripping Original Drama Draws 2.8 Million Total Viewers Weekly in Live + 7 Viewing; Lifts Network's Prime Average by +42%
Created and Executive Produced by Peter Mattei, Executive Produced by Peter Tolan and Academy Award-Winner Paul Giamatti, 'Outsiders' Hails from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios
Los Angeles, March 11, 2016 WGN America's addicting and compelling original drama, "Outsiders," has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, president and general manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. The hour-long series follows the struggle of the Farrells, an off-the-grid Appalachian clan, and their battle to defend their mountain and way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare challenge them. On Tuesday nights in Live + 7 viewing, "Outsiders" has averaged an impressive 2.8 million Total Viewers and 1.4 million Adults 25-54 season-to-date on WGN America. The series has boosted the network's primetime viewing by an extraordinary +42% among Total Viewers and +21% among Adults 25-54 year-to-date. Hailing from Sony Picture Television and Tribune Studios, production on season two is scheduled to begin this summer on the 13-episode order.
"We are thrilled that 'Outsiders' has connected with fans in such a powerful and palpable way, and met our highest expectations on every possible level, thanks to Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan, our extraordinary cast, creative team and partners at Sony Pictures Television," said Cherniss. "We look forward to venturing up Shay Mountain in search of some Farrell wine for a second season."
"It's been gratifying to watch the 'Outsiders' audience steadily grow as viewers continue to be drawn in and riveted by this double-edged story of a family fighting to maintain their traditions and way of life," said Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Presidents of Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television. "We're looking forward to another season of masterful storytelling from our creative team, Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan and Paul Giamatti, and to continuing our prolific partnership with WGN America."
Creator and executive producer Peter Mattei and executive producer Peter Tolan said, "It's a dream to bring this combustible mash-up of fairy tale, hillbilly gothic, epic drama, current headlines and good old mayhem to life. We are thankful to the extraordinary cast, crew and our supportive partners at WGN America and Sony Pictures Television, and the wonderful Farrell fans who tune in each week. We look forward to getting back to Blackburg and Shay Mountain and continuing this journey for a second season ged-gedyah!"
WGN America's "Outsiders" continues is strong performance week-to-week, growing its audience for the sixth episode, "Weapons," by +8% of its prior week gross audience among Adults 25-54 and +1% among Total Viewers in Live + 3 viewing. The episode exponentially expanded by +53% to 2,158,000 (vs. 1,412,000) among Total Viewers and +55% to 1,141,000 million (vs. 735,000) among Adults 25-54 in time shifted viewing across four airings.
|"Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders living off the grid who will stop at nothing to defend their mountain. |
Outsiders series premiere Tuesday, January 26 at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT on WGN America.
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