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'The Outsider': Here's Everything You Need To Know About HBO's New Murder Mystery

Here is everything you need to know about the new HBO series The Outsider
January 13, 2020 - 12:40 / Sarah Schulz

The Outsider is HBO's new drama series starring Jason Bateman and Yul Vazquez. The show had a two-episode premiere on January 12th and now fans want to know more about this murder mystery show... 

The Outsider is based on the 2018 Stephen King novel of the same name and is brought to life on HBO in a 10-part miniseries about an unsolved murder. The show stars Ben Mendelson, Jason Bateman, Cynthia Erivo and Marc Menchaca and it is sure to be a hit. Following the story of "Terry Maitland" (Jason Bateman) who is a suburban parent that gets accused of a terrifying rape and murder of an 11-year-old boy.

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The Outsider: Watch the trailer here

The case is given to "Detective Ralph Anderson" (Ben Mendelsohn) where all of the evidence, eyewitnesses, fingerprints and DNA point to one man, however there is also irrefutable proof that this man was somewhere else during the time of the crime. This leads to an impossible problem with an impossible solution. The only place for this story to lead is of course, into supernatural territory.

Cynthia Erivo attends the Premiere Of HBO's "The Outsider" at DGA Theater on January 09, 2020 

The Outsider premiered on January 12th 

The Outsider premiered with its first two episodes on January 12th on HBO and the show remains to be a "gripping and haunting tale of unspeakable crimes and extraordinary incongruities," according to The Daily Beast. Not only is Jason Bateman starring in the series, he is also executive producer and director. The writer for The Outsider is Richard Price who does an outstanding job bringing the novel to life, while Andrew Bernstein is directing 6 out of the 10 episodes. 

Andrew Bernstein arrives for the HBO series premiere of "The Outsider" at the DGA theatre in Los Angeles on January 9, 2020.

The Outsider is "a portrait of the way in which grief spreads like a plague, infecting everyone it touched until the true tragedy isn't the initial calamity that befell a person, family or community, but the wreckage left in its wake," The Daily Beast.

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 Episode 3 titled "Dark Uncle" of The Outsider will air on January 19th on HBO.