Good news seems to come left, right, and center for Stephen King fans. Already, King fans have IT: Chapter Two, Salem’s Lot, and a future Firestarter remake in the works. And the good news just keeps on coming: The Outsider TV series, based off of King’s novel of the same name, has found its home on HBO.
As first reported by HBO, The Outsider TV series stars Ben Mendelsohn (Ready Player One) as detective Ralph Anderson, who is investigating the death and horrifying murder of a young boy. The investigation seems pretty cut and dry at first, but Ralph and the others helping him on the case are left with even more questions especially about the nature of reality and what is real when supernatural entities start to creep into the case.
The series has also cast Cynthia Ervo (Broadway revival of The Color Purple) as Holly Gibney, Bill Camp (The Night Of) as Howie Gold, Mare Winningham (The Affair) as Jeannie Anderson, Paddy Considine (Informer)as Claude Bolton, Julianne Nicholson (I, Tonya) as Mercy Maitland, Yul Vasquez (Narcos: Mexico) as Yunis Sablo, Jeremy Bobb (Godless) as Alec Pelley, Marc Menchaca (Ozark) as Jack Hoskins, Hettienne Park (Hannibal) as Tomika Collins, and Michael Esper (Trust) as Bill Samuels. Actor Jason Bateman (Ozark) is the executive producer of the series and is set to direct the first two episodes. Joining Bateman under the credit of executive producer is writer, Richard Price (The Night Of), Marty Bowen and Jack Bender of Temple Hill Entertainment, and Michael Costigan of Bateman’s Aggregate Films. Ben Mendelsohn is also set to produce.
No exact date has been given, but it has shown up in the HBO Promo Spot for 2020.