Cynthia Erivo and more join Ben Mendelsohn in HBO’s The Outsider
The cast of HBO’s The Outsider’s got a whole lot bigger this weekend. According to Deadline. Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale), Bill Camp (The Looming Tower), Mare Winningham (George Wallace), Paddy Considine (The Ferryman), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), Yul Vázquez (I Am the Night), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) have joined lead actor around star Ben Mendelsohn as regulars, with Hettienne Park (Hannibal) and Michael Esper (Trust) set to appear in recurring roles.
Mendelsohn will also served as the show’s producer along with Ozark‘s Jason Bateman who will executive produce.
The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, 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.