The Outpost is an American television drama on The CW that premiered on July 10, 2018.

The series was renewed for a second season on October 9, 2018.[1]

As of October 2, 2018, 10 episodes of The Outpost have aired.

Summary Edit

The series follows Talon, the lone survivor of a race called "Blackbloods." Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized 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.[2]

Cast Edit


No. Episode title Original airdate Ratings/share (18–49) Viewers (millions)
1 "One is the Loneliest Number" July 10, 2018 0.2/1 0.78[3]
2 "Two Heads are Better Than None" July 17, 2018 0.2/1 0.64
3 "The Mistress and the Worm" July 24, 2018 0.1/1 0.64
4 "Strange Bedfellows" July 31, 2018 0.1/1 0.61[4]
5 "Bones to Pick" August 7, 2018 0.1/1 0.60[5]
6 "The Book of Names" August 21, 2018 0.1/1 0.56
7 "The Colipsum Conundrum" August 28, 2018 0.2/1 0.64
8 "Beyond the Wall" September 11, 2018 0.2/1 0.65
9 "The Vex Rezicon" September 25, 2018 0.2/1 0.60
10 "The Dragman is Coming" October 2, 2018 0.1/1 0.59

Production Edit

Syfy International greenlit the series for a 10-episode first season on January 16, 2018. On March 7, 2018, The CW picked up the series for broadcast in the United States. It was filmed in Utah between January and May 2018.

In October 2018, The CW renewed The Outpost for a second season, scheduled to air mid 2019

Reception Edit

Critical Edit

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports a score of 44% for the series, with an average rating of 4.23/10, based on 9 reviews. On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 39 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating mixed to negative reviews.

In his review of the premiere, Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter considered the series looked "cheap" for a broadcast network series, adding that, "Way too much of the pilot for The Outpost is people talking around the things the budget can't show." CBR's Josh Bell similarly criticized the series' production values, but also its use of fantasy "clichés and contrivances" in the pilot episode. Several critics compared The Outpost unfavorably to other fantasy series, including Game of ThronesLord of the Rings, and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Trailer Edit

The Outpost Outpost Teaser The CW

The Outpost Outpost Teaser The CW

External links Edit


  1. ‘The Outpost,’ ‘Burden of Truth,’ and all summer CW shows renewed for 2019 - TV by the Numbers
  2. listings for outpost, the - The Futon Critic
  3. TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘America’s Got Talent’ returns up, ‘The Outpost’ premieres low - TV by the Numbers
  4. ‘The Outpost’ adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings - TV by the Numbers
  5. ‘Making It’ and ‘The Outpost’ adjust down, ‘Beat Shazam’ adjusts up: Tuesday final ratings - TV by the Numbers