HBO has debuted the official trailer for the network's upcoming The Outsider drama series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman, and it looks pretty darn intriguing.The 10-episode series is a horror drama that, according to HBO, "explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case." Watch the trailer by clicking the video above or below:Of course, this is a Stephen King story, so things quickly go off the rails — and, according to the trailer, become pretty terrifying. Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rogue One, Bloodline) plays police detective Ralph Anderson, who is investigating the mutilated body of an 11 year old found in the woods in Georgia. Bateman plays Terry Maitland, who quickly becomes suspect number one in the investigation about the young child's death.HBO's official synopsis for The Outsider reads: "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 (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable." Bateman also directs the first two episodes of The Outsider, which premiere back-to-back on January 12, 2020 on HBO. Check out the poster for The Outsider below:
The Outsider is executive produced and written for television by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of). It also stars Bill Camp as Howie Gold, Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson, Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton and Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland.
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