New Featurette Invites You to the Set of The Outsider TV Series

Hear from Stephen King, the stars, and more in the latest promotional video released by HBO.

By Chris Morse

HBO has released a new featurette ahead of the premiere of its upcoming television adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider, which is set to arrive on January 12th. The promotional video offers a look behind the scenes of the series, in terms of both footage and commentary from author Stephen King, writer/executive producer Richard Price, and stars Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo. Take a peek at that above and read on for more details regarding the show.


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 news and updates on The Outsider TV series as well as all the latest in the world of Stephen King!

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