GN 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.”