HBO has ordered The Outsider, its series version of Stephen King’s latest full-length novel, and set Ben Mendelsohn to star.
Jason Bateman will direct the first two episodes of the series and serve as executive producer through his Aggregate Films company. Temple Hill Entertainment is also producing and Mrc is the studio on the project.
Richard Price has adapted the novel, about a seemingly straightforward murder investigation in which a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator come up against an insidious supernatural force.
The series’ other executive