Despite initially being confirmed to return for a second season by author Stephen King, HBO has now decided to cancel The Outsider after a single season, but it may not be the end of the show.
According to Deadline, despite HBO deciding not to proceed with a follow-up season, MRC, the studio behind the drama series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, is shopping the second season elsewhere to “premium networks and streamers.” Although no specific outlets were mentioned, MRC has had a long-running partnership with Netflix as the studio produced hit series House of Cards and Ozark for the streaming service.
“We thank HBO for a great partnership in the first season, and for helping to bring in a massive audience who fell in love with The Outsider. We are looking forward to finding a new home for this remarkable series,” said MRC Television President Elise Henderson.
The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods with the help of unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities can help explain the unexplainable circumstances surrounding the murder. The series also featured a cast including Jason Bateman, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb, and Marc Menchaca.
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