HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider starts this month and here’s everything people should know to get caught up with the story…
What is it about? Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider begins with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Who’s in it? Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Ready Player One) plays Ralph Anderson, the “seasoned cop” who takes on the case. He’s joined by Cynthia Erivo as private investigator Holly Gibney, Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Howie Gold, Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson, Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton, Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland, Yul Vázquez (Treme) as Yunis Sablo, Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelley, Marc Menchaca as Jack Hoskins, Hettienne Park as Tomika Collins, Michael Esper as Bill Samuels, Derek Cecil as Andy Katcavage, and Max Beesley (Strike Back) as Seale Bolton.
How about behind the camera? Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Andrew Bernstein will serve as both executive producers and a directors, with Bateman tackling the first two episodes. Richard Price (The Night Of, The Deuce) and Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) are slated to write as well as executive produce.
Additional producers are Bateman’s Aggregate Films (Ozark), Temple Hill Entertainment, Mendelsohn, executive producers Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender (Lost), and Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, with studio support from MRC (House of Cards, Counterpart).
When does it premiere? 12 January 2020.