Ben Mendelsohn stars in a new HBO thriller The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel about the disappearance of a young boy.
It also features Jason Bateman (who directs), Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Yul Vázquez Jeremy Bobb and Marc Menchaca.
This screens express from the US on FOX Showcase from mid January.
The 10-episode psychological thriller, starring Australia’s own Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Ben Mendelsohn and a stellar supporting cast, explores the investigation into the murder of a young boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case.
When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father.
While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighbouring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
The Outsider meticulously reveals a spine-chilling series of twists that leads Ralph and Holly to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.
The Outsider is produced by Mendelsohn and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). Executive producers include Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Richard Price, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, Andrew Bernstein and Dennis Lehane. The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films and Temple Hill Entertainment with studio support from MRC.
The Outsider is exclusive in Australia to Foxtel.
Monday, January 13 at 1.00pm AEDT on FOX Showcase.