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: 57

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User Ratings: 387
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 12, 2020
2
Air date: Jan 12, 2020
3
Air date: Jan 19, 2020
4
Air date: Jan 26, 2020
5
Air date: Feb 2, 2020
6
Air date: Feb 9, 2020
7
Air date: Feb 16, 2020
8
Air date: Feb 23, 2020
9
Air date: Mar 1, 2020
10
Air date: Mar 8, 2020

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Cast

Ben Mendelsohn
as Det. Ralph Anderson
Cynthia Erivo
as Holly Gibney
Jason Bateman
as Terry Maitland
Bill Camp
as Howie Gold
Mare Winningham
as Jeannie Anderson
Paddy Considine
as Claude Bolton
Julianne Nicholson
as Marcy Maitland
Yul Vázquez
as Yunis Sablo
Jeremy Bobb
as Alec Pelley
Marc Menchaca
as Jack Hoskins
Frank Deal
as Fred Peterson
Dayna Beilenson
as Mildred Patterson
Derek Cecil
as Andy Katcavage
Scarlett Juniper Blum
as Jessa Maitland
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Critic Reviews for The Outsider Season 1

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (23)

Although this adaptation is too well-heeled for its pulpy material, the show has a terrific plot hook, and once I made peace with its moody rhythms, I found myself hooked, devouring the six hours available for preview in two nights.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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The Outsider offers terrific performances, beguiling yet careful storytelling, and no shortage of genuinely terrifying moments.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"The Outsider" is a largely downcast affair... But it's a compelling lament, one that has its feet on the ground as it reaches into the beyond.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

With the help of a great cast (led by Ben Mendelsohn) and eerie, stark direction from Emmy-winner Jason Bateman, "The Outsider" isn't on the level of Price's past work - but it's far better than this story has any right to be.

Jan 9, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Lugubrious, also highly watchable.

Jan 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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To have a work of ostensible horror that keeps undermining the ideas and conventions of the genre feels like an odd kind of compromise.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

I think in the long run it is worth at least one watch-through, but you will have to get through the less interesting first few episodes to get to some actual meat.

Jan 22, 2020 | Full Review…

[H]aunting in the very best sense of the word.

Feb 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Dark Stephen King adaptation is violent, slow.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The revelations are delivered too slowly. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 5, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Hauntingly real and respectfully adhering to its book form from the outset, this is not only a win for Stephen King's 'Constant Readers', but it's also an absolute must-see for those that crave seriously intense thrillers.

Jan 24, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The story is a slog, though, and I think it's the biggest hurdle viewers will face. Assuming it ends well, I feel like The Outsider would work better as a binge watch.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Outsider: Season 1

  • 9h ago
    So very creepy. So very well acted. So very good! One of the best.
  • Feb 19, 2020
    Excellent. This has to be my favorite Steven King adaptation of all time. Waiting a week for each new episode is like torture, it can't ever get here soon enough.
  • 1d ago
    fucking bullshit about "Belief in God/Devil" ... as an Atheist, this was a fucking nightmare to watch... damn, how can people be so stupid?
  • 1d ago
    It's too slow, it's exhausting to see that nothing happens
  • 2d ago
    The mystery is revealed early on, and the audience understands that there is an outside force at play. The performances of characters trying to understand and believe in something that isn't necessarily perceivable is inspiring. However these performances are appreciated early on, but the lack of pot development leaves one to wonder were the show could possibly be progressing.
  • 2d ago
    Great! Well done in every way.
  • 2d ago
    Really good lead acting. Thoroughly enjoyed this series
  • 3d ago
    Great production and cast. Slow at points, but leaving you wanting to tune in each week.
  • 3d ago
    An absolute must-see of the year. A superb cast, a great story that unfolds with each episode, maintaining tension. I love the score too. If you want to start a new series this year, let this be it.
  • 3d ago
    Excellent adaptation of an excellent novel.

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