HBO Orders The Outsider

Posted: December 3, 2018, 18:53:57

Looks like HBO will turn The Outsider into a 10-episode limited series. Ben Mendelsohn is set to star and produce and Jason Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes.

HBO has given a series order to supernatural drama The Outsider, based on Stephen Kingís bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project, which marks Mendelsohnís return to TV following his Emmy-winning turn on Bloodline, hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Batemanís Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes of The Outsider and may guest star.

Source: Deadline.

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The Outsider Will Be A 10-Episode Limited Series

Posted: June 11, 2018, 22:05:20

Deadline reports that Media Rights Capital plans a 10-episode limited series based on The Outsider.

Media Rights Capital is back in business with Stephen King, its partner on The Dark Tower. MRC has optioned the Stephen King bestselling novel The Outsider. MRC plans a 10-episode limited series adaptation, and they have secured Richard Price to write it. Jack Bender and Marty Bowen are exec producing with MRC. Bender and Bowen teamed on the series Mr. Mercedes, and Bender is a possible to direct the pilot for The Outsider. King has the option to join as executive producer. MRC will develop the show with Price writing the pilot before they set it at a network.