Summary: The adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about the investigation into the murder of an 11-year-old boy in the Georgia woods by local police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) and Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), a P.I. he brings in when he becomes unsure about the guilt of his prime suspect.Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, “The Outsider” begins by following an investigation which at first seems like it will be simple and straightforward but things change as it leads into the gruesome murder of a young boy by a seasoned cop. When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads the investigators to question everything they believe in. The character of Holly Gibney from “Mr. Mercedes” is a major character in this series.
Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense
Based on: Stephen King’s best-selling novel
Program Creator: Richard Price
The show is gripping and the characters are well-crafted. The Outsider is a captivating blend of police procedural and supernatural horror that spins a satisfyingly scary mystery yarn for those who can stomach its darkness. Great show even though the similarity with “The Night Of” is crystal clear. Another good HBO series to start the New Year. Awesome direction by Jason Bateman. Tone and style go a long way. Highly watchable.