‘The Outsider’ becomes the latest Stephen King TV adaptation


Stephen King’s The Outsider is already in line to be adapted into a ten-episode series, reports Deadline.

It may have only been released on May 22, but the #1 bestselling novel The Outsider has been picked up by Media Rights Capital for a limited series.

The Outsider is a thriller following the story of Terry Maitland; a teacher, beloved husband, father and Little League coach who is accused of the grisly murder of an 11-year-old.

Although Terry has an airtight alibi, his DNA and fingerprints were found at the crime scene.

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Of course, being a King novel, there’s a horror twist to the story as well.

Detective Ralph Anderson soon discovers that he’s dealing with something much more sinister than he first assumed; he also finds out that humans can be just as evil as any supernatural beings.

Den of Geek reports The Outsider also features a crossover with King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes, which was adapted as a television series and shown on Audience Network last year.

The character of Holly Gibney, who assists Anderson on the case, appears in both novels.

Holly was played by Justine Lupe (Madame Secretary, Sneaky Pete).

Richard Price (The Wire) will be performing writing duties for the series, while Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) and Marty Bowen executive producing.

King will also have the option of signing on as executive producer.

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Media Rights Capital were also responsible for bringing King’s The Dark Tower series to the big screen.

Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, the film received generally negative reviews.

There is no word on a possible release date for The Outsider as yet.

More news as it arrives.