The Outsider (2020): Stephen King and The Outsider Featurette | HBO

  • Published: 08 January 2020
  • Stephen King and members of the cast and crew share what viewers can expect from The Outsider.

    Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, The Outsider premieres January 12 at 9pm on HBO. #HBO #TheOutsiderHBO
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    The 10-episode series follows 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, Cynthia Erivo, Jason Bateman, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb and Marc Menchaca.

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Comments • 163

  • DHGlee2013
    DHGlee2013  2 days back

    I absolutely loved the book so I cannot wait to watch the series.

    • tim mc
      tim mc  3 days back

      stephen king has been a tired act for decades...he would sell his used toilet paper for a dollar...sad but typical..

      • adan wyne
        adan wyne  3 days back

        What if Stephen King made Joker ?

        Think about it

        • Bodhisattva 969
          Bodhisattva 969  5 days back

          Why Holly Gibney is black now? In Mr. Mercedes she was white. Maybe they needed at least one black in the movie.

        • Sompoat Prakobnun
          Sompoat Prakobnun  6 days back

          Slow-burn excellent show, especially the first two episodes directed by Bateman himself!!!

          • Nhật Toàn Trần
            Nhật Toàn Trần  6 days back

            The outsider kẻ ngoài cuộc

            • Ninja k
              Ninja k  6 days back

              Im hooked. I love his books. I believe in a supernatural universe. Things unexplained.

              • Linda Doucett
                Linda Doucett  6 days back

                first Horror author I ever took seriously. Raised the bar for the genre. Character development extraordinaire ... Ayuh.
                Clive Barker as well "the great and secret show'

                • Fred Miller Jr
                  Fred Miller Jr  7 days back

                  I love reading King but there's just something about his novels and short stories. They rarely translate to film as well as they read.

                  • Marisel Mart
                    Marisel Mart  7 days back

                    I've been a Stephen King fan for more than 45 years. I'm always looking forward for his new books. I really think he's demon possessed but I definitely love him.

                    • Sean Kelly
                      Sean Kelly  7 days back

                      Love this show.

                      • Mrs. NickyBayBay
                        Mrs. NickyBayBay  1 weeks back

                        Stephen King is the G.O.A.T
                        Im so ready for episode 4.

                        • Evelyn Formanes
                          Evelyn Formanes  1 weeks back

                          I think Mr. KING is not human...he thinks like an Outsider from our planet or hes from.other dimension when he wrote stories 🤔🤔🤗🤗🤗

                          • Zachary Bloom
                            Zachary Bloom  1 weeks back

                            Some great shows going right now but this is the only one where I absolutely cannot take my eyes of the screen. I'd pause it just to fart.

                            • bigbodyrover
                              bigbodyrover  1 weeks back

                              How does he think of all this shit

                              • Truth Seeker
                                Truth Seeker  1 weeks back

                                One has to wonder why a person wants to write such cruelty and horror and what psychological issues a person has who chooses to watch this and find it entertaining?

                                • Didi Meow
                                  Didi Meow  1 weeks back

                                  Truth Seeker wondering, and more worried of the person who reads that much into it. Makes me wonder about the demons a person like that holds.

                              • Kian Kapil
                                Kian Kapil  1 weeks back

                                Stephen King is average at best excluding his dark tower series that one is brilliant

                                • teddyharvester
                                  teddyharvester  1 weeks back

                                  It's like a Stephen King rennaisance party up in here. Just finished Castle Rock and now there's this?

                                • Sheary Holland
                                  Sheary Holland  1 weeks back

                                  I read the book it was great now gonna start this

                                  • Donna B.
                                    Donna B.  1 weeks back

                                    The third episode SUCKED.

                                    • Jack Green
                                      Jack Green  1 weeks back

                                      I lost all respect for Stephen King when he said that talent is what separates successful writers from the rest. In a world where 99% of submissions are not even read by publishers due to sheer competition, how arrogant do you have to be to say that you have worked harder than everyone else.

                                      • Max Lupo
                                        Max Lupo  1 weeks back

                                        What an ass.

                                        • Tony Harris
                                          Tony Harris  1 weeks back

                                          HBO actually making something worth watching lately? This show is rather amusing since it appears to be good but wondering when the wahman takes over. I mean really, most all TV/movies write in their agenda and its clear nothing else matters. Either the wahman is always in total control while trying to be a man, or making fun of men with their old shaming soundbites. Watchmen was so far that way it was comical. Last season of Westworld was full of it also. But this one appears to be more normal with men & women just acting. Not sure how it got pass the wildcat feminist though, or HBO allowed it to be made. I guess mangina's are upset also.

                                          • Kurt Helf
                                            Kurt Helf  6 days back

                                            Fuck're you talking about?

                                        • Tammy Berk
                                          Tammy Berk  1 weeks back

                                          What I love is the way the director "hides" many parts of the scene with something "in the way". Whether it be a wall, a hallway, a window in a door, a person's's just brilliant and gives one the feeling that "someone is watching" but not you.

                                          • TheDoctorwho747
                                            TheDoctorwho747  1 weeks back

                                            I loved the book and the show is just as good. I do love the Holly character and hope she shows up in future books like how Alan Pangborn was in several early King books. As much as I loved this book and show there are still many underrated King books that deserve a miniseries like The Talisman, Rose Madder, Insomnia, Duma Key and others.

                                            • M. H.
                                              M. H.  1 weeks back

                                              They should make an hbo show of the dark tower.

                                              • M. H.
                                                M. H.  1 weeks back

                                                I have the book. Should I read it before watching the show or vice versa?

                                                • Castle
                                                  Castle  1 weeks back

                                                  *I thought the woman was the same from NOS4A2*

                                                  • Uncanny RBK
                                                    Uncanny RBK  1 weeks back

                                                    Is this a limited series?

                                                    • Jesus Christ
                                                      Jesus Christ  1 weeks back

                                                      OOF, I read the book a year ago. Now I'm gonna enjoy this

                                                      • Love Pet
                                                        Love Pet  1 weeks back

                                                        I met Mr King at a book store signing when i was 16 in 1976, id just read Salems Lot. It was a small
                                                        Book store, he was just getting started. I argued with him a part of his book, and where he came up with the idea for the town. I can still see him, he had black long hair. Sarcastic.

                                                        • Vishnu aPpuz
                                                          Vishnu aPpuz  1 weeks back

                                                          Best series of 2020 , sucks it has only one Season 😟

                                                          • Pluto28
                                                            Pluto28  1 weeks back

                                                            It's based on a book with one season's worth of material. Therefore, there *should* only be one season.

                                                        • David MacLeod
                                                          David MacLeod  1 weeks back

                                                          I watched the first episode and have THIS to say; it’s too dark! I have never seen an interrogation room that dark! Or a hospital! Why so dark? Not realistic at wise. Lol C’mon!

                                                          • ルオントゥアンアン
                                                            ルオントゥアンアン  1 weeks back

                                                            Atmosphere and immersiveness. If I want realistic lightning I'd go and watch BBC's nature documentaries, not a TV series about a supernatural serial killer with gore and violence.

                                                        • ĪŘÃQ Ğæmër
                                                          ĪŘÃQ Ğæmër  1 weeks back


                                                          • Mel Haynes
                                                            Mel Haynes  1 weeks back

                                                            Off to a great start already and I have to say the cinematography is so beautiful. There are times Im forgetting to watch the story its so good.

                                                            • tariq betani
                                                              tariq betani  1 weeks back

                                                              My best ever writer in the whole universe is stephen king

                                                              • M. H.
                                                                M. H.  1 weeks back

                                                                Jack Green Idk why you have a problem with that statement. Talent does separate successful writers from the rest, but it also takes a lot of patience

                                                              • Donna B.
                                                                Donna B.  1 weeks back

                                                                Too bad he's a vicious person.

                                                              • Jack Green
                                                                Jack Green  1 weeks back

                                                                I lost all respect for Stephen King when he said that talent is what separates successful writers from the rest. In a world where 99% of submissions are not even read by publishers due to sheer competition, how arrogant do you have to be to say that you have worked harder than everyone else.

                                                              • M. H.
                                                                M. H.  1 weeks back

                                                                I find George RR Martin better. Regardless of how slow he is.

                                                              • tincho
                                                                tincho  1 weeks back

                                                                That's dumb, maybe in this genre

                                                            • Crystal Willoughby
                                                              Crystal Willoughby  1 weeks back

                                                              Excellent show! Love the cast

                                                              • marlene g
                                                                marlene g  1 weeks back

                                                                The use of music in this feature is top notch.

                                                                • Fingllou
                                                                  Fingllou  1 weeks back

                                                                  This show is the best👌👌

                                                                  • Pauly
                                                                    Pauly  1 weeks back

                                                                    What a intriguing show

                                                                    • Luke G
                                                                      Luke G  2 weeks back

                                                                      I just don't understand how the character of Holly can work without the Bill Hodges trilogy.

                                                                      • Ivan Lyrics
                                                                        Ivan Lyrics  2 weeks back

                                                                        Stop making movies of stephen king's books, start making more miniseries or series of stephen king's books.

                                                                      • ivorytower99
                                                                        ivorytower99  2 weeks back

                                                                        After all the Youtube advertisements (UUgh!), I figured it's Stephen King, I'll try it. Watched first two episodes in a row. it's intense, but I want the characters to be more likable - sorta in that 80-early 90s Stephen King miniseries way; though it's probably the 9/11 effect on our culture...
                                                                        So, the boogieman in a hoodie, finally makes an appearance (the dialogue really starts to talk about supernatural elements) in Episode 3. Can't wait!

                                                                        • Jonathan West
                                                                          Jonathan West  2 weeks back

                                                                          Excellent character development in the book. I highly recommend the book. These first two episodes were close to the first half of the book if that puts it into perspective for ya.

                                                                      • Rust C.
                                                                        Rust C.  2 weeks back

                                                                        This guy (king) takes too much coke

                                                                        • James Kelley
                                                                          James Kelley  2 weeks back

                                                                          “Turn my dials”

                                                                          Also Ben Mendolsons American accent is on point.

                                                                          • korlu01
                                                                            korlu01  2 weeks back

                                                                            Wait wasn’t it room 237? I know it was 237 in the movie

                                                                            • Kazza 8240
                                                                              Kazza 8240  2 weeks back

                                                                              It was room 217 in the book but 237 in the film. The Timberline Hotel (aka The Overlook) asked Kubrick to change it to a nonexistent room number, as they feared no one would stay in the actual room 217 after the film.

                                                                          • ReShaun Groomes
                                                                            ReShaun Groomes  2 weeks back

                                                                            The first two episodes are great....

                                                                            • Johnny NiteTrain
                                                                              Johnny NiteTrain  2 weeks back

                                                                              I just watched episodes 1 & 2, and I’m hooked. Sucks I gotta wait a week in between episodes now.

                                                                              • Johnny NiteTrain
                                                                                Johnny NiteTrain  1 weeks back

                                                                                Pauly episode 3 is tonight at 9pm EST

                                                                              • Tom Mohr
                                                                                Tom Mohr  1 weeks back

                                                                                @Texas Chainsaw Jesus ya...spoiler alert, eh?

                                                                              • Texas Chainsaw Jesus
                                                                                Texas Chainsaw Jesus  1 weeks back

                                                                                Doesn't surprise me that I dig this. The same dude who created and wrote The Night Of adapted this for HBO. Even one of the actors from The Night Of is involved. At first I was skeptical. When I saw that Bateman was in it, not the most compelling actor, I initially was gonna pass. But he gets killed off episode 2, so now I'm good to go.

                                                                              • Pauly
                                                                                Pauly  1 weeks back

                                                                                When's the next show?