Premiere Date for Stephen King’s The Outsider Series Announced

The upcoming television adaptation will come to HBO early next year.

By Jay Gervais

As you may or may not know, Stephen King’s 2018 book The Outsider is being adapted for the small screen in a series that was ordered by network giant HBO back in December of last year. Today, Deadline reports that the 10-episode series will open its doors with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 10 PM on Sunday, January 12th.

The series stars Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Ralph Anderson and Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale) as Holly Gibney. Richard Price serves as series writer and executive producer, along with director/executive producer Andrew Bernstein and director/producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes), In addition to his duties as executive producer and in an undisclosed acting role, Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) will direct the first two episodes of the series.

Additional cast members include Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave, Jason Bourne) as Howie Gold, Mare Winningham (St. Elmo’s Fire) as Jeannie Anderson, Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton, Julianne Nicholson as Mercy Maitland, Yul Vasquez (Bad Boys II) as Yunis Sablo, Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelley, and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) as Jack Hoskins. In recurring roles are Hettienne Park (Hannibal) as Tomica Collins, Michael Esper as Bill Samuels, Derek Cecil (House of Cards) as Andy Katcavage, and Max Beesley (Suits) as Seale Bolton.

The Outsider follows the investigation of the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case, with police detective Ralph Anderson searching for answers. The horrifying crime and his own personal difficulties  lead him to enlist the help of unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney, whose uncanny abilities may help explain the unexplainable.

As mentioned, the series will premiere on January 12th, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest on The Outsider television series, including all the latest in the world of Stephen King!

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.