HBO is currently in the process of developing a new series adaptation based on Stephen King’s recently published horror novel The Outsider. Emmy award-winning actor Ben Mendelsohn has signed on to star in the forthcoming series. Mendelsohn will also served as the show’s producer along with Ozark‘s Jason Bateman who will executive produce.
The Outsider follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case. Richard Price will penned the series with Bateman set to direct the first two episodes through his Aggregate Films banner.
The adaptation will be produce by Media Rights Capital and Temple Hill Entertainment. Jack Bender, Price, Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Aggregate’s Michael Costigan are all set as executive producers.
Mendelsohn is best known for his role as Danny Rayburn in Netflix’s Bloodline which had earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He was recently seen in films such as: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One as Nolan Sorrento; and in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood opposite Taron Egerton. Mendelsohn will next be seen in Marvel Studios’s upcoming Captain Marvel and in Netflix’s The King starring alongside Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet, both films are scheduled to debut in 2019.