The Outsider: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Outsider

Critics Consensus

Though The Outsider's slow burn isn't always satisfying, it remains watchable thanks to its excellent performances -- especially series standout Cynthia Erivo.

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Critic Ratings: 77

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Air date: Jan 12, 2020

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2020

Ralph admits to being baffled by conflicting physical evidence; an unexpected tragedy throws the investigation into a tailspin; Glory tries to soothe her daughter Jessa, who says she's been visited by a strange man in her room at night.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2020

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the confounding circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2020

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage; Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2020

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case; Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2020

Holly presents her theory about the connection between two other child murders and the Frankie Peterson case; while Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2020

Holly tries to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are being tracked by Ralph and Alec; after she's confronted by gossip, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother in Tennessee, while Holly, Ralph, Yunis, and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill; a visiting family avoids a dangerous encounter.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2020

After obscuring their true purpose in town from local police, Ralph and Yunis interview witnesses from the cave festival, while Holly and Andy visit the scene; later, the group considers its next move as Claude deals with the weight of his role.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2020

The group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Coco.

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Cast & Crew

Ben Mendelsohn
Ralph Anderson

Actor
Jason Bateman
Terry Maitland

Actor
Julianne Nicholson
Glory Maitland

Actor
Mare Winningham
Jeannie Anderson

Actor
Marc Menchaca
Jack Hoskins

Actor
Bill Camp
Howie Salomon

Actor
Yul Vazquez
Yunis Sablo

Actor
Jeremy Bobb
Alec Pelley

Actor
Cynthia Erivo
Holly Gibney

Actor
Paddy Considine
Claude Bolton

Actor
Hettienne Park
Tomika Collins

Actor
Michael Esper
Bill Samuels

Actor
Derek Cecil
Andy Katcavage

Actor
Maxton Beesley
Seale Bolton

Actor
Scarlett Blum
Jessa

Guest Star
Jason Bateman
Executive Producer
Andrew Bernstein
Executive Producer
Richard Price
Executive Producer
Dennis Lehane
Executive Producer
Ben Mendelsohn
Executive Producer
Marty Bowen
Executive Producer
Jack Bender
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for The Outsider: Season 1

  • Apr 20, 2022
    Interesting story, but this series is WAY too slow, by a factor of 50% at least. In other words, if this season were just five episodes instead of ten, it would have been a MUCH more compelling watch. Otherwise, the cast does good work, but the scenes and dialog are repetitive and drone on and on... Phooey!
  • Apr 14, 2022
    Cheesy, dumb, badly acted.... I wasted my time. Stephen King is such a hit and miss. I like how it was filmed and the character development was well done, but the concept was silly, and I was unable to believe in the silly circumstances even within a fictional world. There are too many characters to remember the specifics of each or to grow attached to most, and the ending was cringe-worthy. There are better options within this genre- don't waste your time.
  • Apr 10, 2022
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I HAVE NOTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY. GREAT STORY, GREAT ACTORS, GREAT MUSIC, GREAT EVERYTHING! YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! I BINGED WATCHED IT AND DIDNT WANT IT TO END! I HEARD NO SEASON 2? WHY? THE END LEAVES IT WIDE OPEN! SO MUCH CONTENT TO WORK WITH FOR A SECOND SEASON. BOTTOM LINE, ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IVE EVER SEEN!
  • Mar 30, 2022
    It's one of Stephen King's most amazing stories! A very mysterious and sinister series.
  • Feb 11, 2022
    Superb cast working with the usual King rhubarb
  • Jan 28, 2022
    Too complicated to enjoy. Unseen issue made it tough to enjoy and satisfy.
  • Jan 19, 2022
    very slow And ordinary storyline. The lead lady is very Dour and hard to like. Also the cop out at the end where everything can be explained because of some supernatural reason is really lazy. it allows any mistakes or inconsistencies to be explained because it's supernatural.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    I enjoyed the show, but it did not follow the book as much as i would have like it to
  • Dec 29, 2021
    Outsider deserves another season more than any other HBO originals. To me, this is more gripping than Breaking Bad or Dexter. Highly highly gripping.
  • Dec 29, 2021
    Most of what I feel now is we need to come together and make a season two a definite.

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