Stephen King’s The Outsider Getting A Series Adaptation

Stephen King’s most recently released novel, The Outsider, which hit shelves on May 22nd, is getting a series adaptation. Media Rights Capital has optioned the book for a 10-episode limited series which will be penned by Richard Price (The Night Of).

Jack Bender and Marty Bowen who teamed up for Hulu’s “Mr. Mercedes” series will be serving as executive producers. King will be executive producing as well. Deadline is reporting that Bender may also direct the pilot.

About the book:

“An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?.”


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