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BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 2 years ago

The Outsider, an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, premieres on HBO on January 12.

The series sets out to explore the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case.

Kicking of with 2 back to back episodes, the ten episode series will follow police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods.

The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The cast includes Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”) as Ralph Anderson; Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”) as Holly Gibney; Bill Camp as Howie Salomon; Mare Winningham as Ralph’s wife Jeannie Anderson; Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton, manager of a local strip club; Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland; Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”) as Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Yunis Sablo; Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) as Alec Pelley, a private investigator hired by Howie; and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”) as detective Jack Hoskins; with Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitland.

The Outsider is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman, who also directs the first two episodes. The series is written for television by Richard Price (“The Wire,” “The Night Of”), who also serves as executive producer.

The series debuts with episode 1 “Fish in a Barrel” and “Roanoke” on Sunday, Jan. 12 from (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

For more details on upcoming episodes catch our Episode Guide here.


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