“The Outsider” star Cynthia Erivo, along with director/executive producer Jason Bateman and writer/executive producer Richard Price, will join Variety’s Michael Schneider for an exclusive screening and Q&A interview discussing the series’ first season on June 16 at 5 p.m. PT in the Variety Streaming Room presented by HBO.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “The Outsider” is a drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben 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 neighboring city at the time of the murder, leading Ralph to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
A detective story and tense psychological thriller, “The Outsider” 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.
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