Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the first season of The Outsider HBO series is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on July 28, 2020 (pre-order at Amazon). The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital (buy at Amazon).
In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, The Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content, including the all-new featurette “El Cuco. The Baba Yaga. The Outsider.” In this never-before-seen featurette, you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of the series with compelling insights from the creators and cast.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider HBO series is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father.
While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop 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 is not just for Stephen King fans, as there is something for everyone in this captivating series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing.
“HBO’s most watched new series in the last three years has mesmerized audiences through its incredibly talented actors, thrilling plot twists, and true to life themes of grief and trauma, which will keep you glued to the screen until its electrifying climax.”
The cast of The Outsider includes Emmy- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Ready Player One), Tony Award winner and Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple, Harriet), Bill Camp (Emmy nominee for The Night Of), Mare Winningham (Oscar nominee for Georgia), and Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming The Third Day).
Also appearing are Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming Mare of Easttown), Yul Vázquez (Divorce), Jeremy Bobb (Cinemax’s The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (The Sinner), with Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (Ozark, Arrested Development) as Terry Maitland.
The Outsider HBO series is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). The series is written for television by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of), who also serves as Executive Producer. The executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane (episodes 105-110).
The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregrate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment in association and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER – All New Featurette
Invitation to Set
Stephen King and The Outsider
Jason Bateman and The Outsider
Adapting The Outsider
Analyzing Holly Gibney
The Outsider: Inside Episodes 1-10