Derek Cecil & Max Beesley join The Outsider series adaptation
Deadline is reporting that Derek Cecil (House of Cards) and Max Beesley (Jamestown) have joined HBO’s series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider in recurring roles.
Cecil, whose recent credits include The Tomorrow Man and Black Monday, will play Andy Katcavage. Beesley, whose upcoming projects include Married Young and Line of Descent, will play Seale Bolton.
The Outsider cast includes lead star Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) 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. Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) will direct several episodes of the supernatural drama, and will also serve as an executive producer.
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.
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