After announcing that the actor Ben Mendelsohn would be the protagonist of your next series, The Outsider. The HBO no longer released any information about the production cast. So far.
The channel announced new names for the cast of the series based on Stephen King’s book. The actors Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vazquez, Jeremy Bobb, Marc Menchaca. All of them as regular characters.
The actors Hettienne Park and Michael Esper make special appearances.
According to the synopsis of the book, the body of an eleven-year-old boy is found abandoned in Flint City park, brutally murdered. Witnesses and fingerprints point to the criminal as one of the best-known figures in town – Terry Maitland, coach of the Children’s Baseball League, English teacher, married to Mercy (Julianne Nicholson) and father of two daughters.
Detective Ralph Anderson (Mendelsohn) he does not hesitate to order a quick and very public arrest, letting the whole city know in a short time that Coach T is the main suspect in the crime. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon have DNA samples to support the charge. The case seems to be resolved.
But as the investigation unfolds, the story turns into a roller coaster, full of tension and suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a good person, but is that just a mask? The terrifying answer is what makes this one of Stephen King’s most disturbing stories.
Erivo interprets Holly Gibney, another investigator in the case. Bill Camp is attorney Howie Gold.
The production will have 10 episodes with scripts by Richard Price. Producer Jack Bender and actor Jason Batemanand its producer, Aggregate Films, will work in executive production. Bateman will direct the first two episodes, and can also participate in the series as a guest actor.
A start date for the production of the series has not been released.
The Outsider has no premiere date on HBO.