Andrew Bernstein to direct The Outsider adaptation of Stephen King’s novel
Deadline is reporting that Emmy-nominee Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) will direct several episodes of HBO’s supernatural drama The Outsider. Bernstein will also serve as executive producer on the project, which is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel.
Bernstein’s credits include Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, Mad Men, Castle Rock, Ozark, and Fear the Walking Dead.
The Outsider cast includes lead star Ben Mendelsohn alongside 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) as regulars with Hettienne Park (Hannibal) and Michael Esper (Trust) set to appear in recurring roles.
Mendelsohn will also serve 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 (The Night Of) will pen the series with Bateman set to direct the first two episodes through his Aggregate Films banner.
The adaptation will be produced by Media Rights Capital and Temple Hill Entertainment. Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes), 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.