The Outsider Season 2 Updates: The American horror crime drama series ‘The Outsider’ has been ruled out from the renewal of the show as HBO has opted not to move forward with the second season.
Though the series has not been renewed, Stephen King hinted about the script for the second season and the willingness of the cast and crew to continue with the series.
In November 2020, HBO passed on a second season. As known earlier, the 10 episodes crime drama series was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, but the presented script for season 2 was crafted by Richard Price.
Reportedly HBO stated that “We enjoyed our collaboration with [series writer/executive producer] Richard Price, Jason [Bateman] – who was also an exec producer and directed the first two episodes, as well as playing Terry Maitland, Andrew [Bernstein] and the MRC team, and we wish them well in continuing the world created by the brilliant Stephen King,”
Being an independent production company, MRC will be using its status to pitch it to all the premium network streaming companies.
The company has been in association with Netflix for a long time as they produced Ozark and House of Cards. Other series based on MRC’s book are Starz series Counterpart and Hulu’s The Great.
The Outsider Season 2 Release Date
The Outsider gradually saw a rise in the viewership as the premiere started with 1.2 million viewers which aired on January 12, 2020, and went on to went with 2.2 million viewers in the finale episode(that’s almost 90% growth) which was telecasted on March 8, 2020.
Also, the series went on to become HBO’s most-watched first-year series in the past three years with 11 million multi-platform viewers per episode. It also performed well in international territories.
MRC Television President Elise Henderson stated: “We thank HBO for a great partnership in the first season and for helping to bring in a massive audience who fell in love with The Outsider,”
The primary premise of the series “explores the investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy and the mysterious force surrounding the case.”
In the previous season, the principal cast included Ben Mendelsohn as Ralph Anderson, Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland, Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson, Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland, Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelleya, and Bill Camp as Howie Salomon.
The Outsider executive producer and director Bateman was also nominated for Emmy in the guest actor in a drama series category as he plays a recurring role in the series.
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