The Outsider is an American crime-drama television series based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It was ordered to series on December 3, 2018, after being optioned as a miniseries by Media Rights Capital in June 2018.
The series premiered on January 12, 2020 on HBO.
The Outsider explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case. It follows police detective Ralph Anderson (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 (Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
- Ben Mendelsohn as Det. Ralph Anderson
- Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney
- Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland
- Bill Camp as Howie Gold
- Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson
- Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton
- Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland
- Yul Vazquez as Yunis Sablo
- Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelley
- Marc Menchaca as Jack Hoskins
- Frank Deal as Fred Peterson
- Dayna Beilenson as Mildred Patterson
- Hettienne Park as Tomika Collins
- Michael Esper as Bill Samuels
- Claire Bronson as Joy Peterson
- Michael H. Cole as Herbert Parker
- Marc Fajardo as Myron Lazar
- Margo Moorer as Libby Stanhope
- Duncan E. Clark as Frankie Peterson
- Joshua Whichard as Ollie Peterson