Mandatory Streamers: Fear has many faces in King’s The Outsider
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of January 6, HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider is here in a new limited series that King himself has called “one of the best adaptations of [his] work.” Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
The Outsider, Series Premiere: The series 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. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable. The Outsider will launch on Sunday, January 12.
Schitt’s Creek, Season 7 Premiere: The final season of the fan-favorite comedy series is here. The seventh season consisting of 14 new episodes will give fans a chance to prepare to say our goodbyes to the Rose family — and the Rosebud Motel. The Season 7 premiere will debut on Pop TV on Tuesday, January 7.
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Series Premiere: Based on Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme book series, Russell Hornsby stars as the titular forensic criminologist who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel), a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. The first episode is streaming now on NBC.com and Hulu, with the pilot premiering on NBC on Friday, January 10.
AJ and the Queen, Series Premiere: Created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King, drag queen Ruby Red (RuPaul) discovers an unlikely sidekick in AJ (Izzy G.), a tough-talking 10-year-old stowaway while traveling across the country in a run-down RV. The comedy series will begin streaming on Friday, January 10.
Raising Dion, Season 2: Michael B. Jordan’s superhero family drama has been renewed for a second season at Netflix! Produced by Jordan, who recurs in the series, the show stars Alisha Wainwright and Ja’Siah Young. Production on the eight-episode second season is expected to begin this year.
Killing Eve, Season 4: BBC America has renewed its award-winning thriller for a fourth season ahead of the series’ Season 3 premiere this spring! The series left off with an explosive cliffhanger at the end of season two as Carolyn seemingly betrayed Eve (Sandra Oh) before Villanelle (Jodie Comer) shot Eve, leaving her for dead in Rome. In the next season of Killing Eve, Suzanne Heathcote (Fear the Walking Dead, See) will be replacing Emerald Fennell as the new showrunner and lead writer which is in line with the show’s tradition of passing the baton to a new female writing voice.