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The Outsider 

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Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.


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Series cast summary:
Yul Vazquez ...  Yunis Sablo 10 episodes, 2020
Ben Mendelsohn ...  Ralph Anderson / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Bobb ...  Alec Pelley 10 episodes, 2020
Julianne Nicholson ...  Glory Maitland 10 episodes, 2020
Mare Winningham ...  Jeannie Anderson 9 episodes, 2020
Marc Menchaca ...  Jack Hoskins 9 episodes, 2020
Cynthia Erivo ...  Holly Gibney 8 episodes, 2020
Derek Cecil ...  Andy Katcavage 8 episodes, 2020
Bill Camp ...  Howard Salomon 7 episodes, 2020
Paddy Considine ...  Claude Bolton 7 episodes, 2020
Summer Fontana ...  Maya Maitland / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Hettienne Park ...  Tamika Collins 6 episodes, 2020
Jason Bateman ...  Terry Maitland 6 episodes, 2020
John Gettier ...  GBI State Detective 6 episodes, 2020
Scarlett Blum ...  Jessa Maitland 5 episodes, 2020


The Outsider begins with a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. But when an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.

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Release Date:

12 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In the novel, upon searching his computers and devices, the police note that Terry Maitland watches Ozark on Netflix. In the series, Terry Maitland is played by Jason Bateman, the star of Ozark. See more »

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I would like to address the bad reviews of this show...
14 January 2020 | by Cpt_JackSparrowSee all my reviews

  • "I Am Sick of HBO Cop Shows!"

Clearly, you've never heard of Stephen King or you wouldn't be calling this a "cop show". Did you even sit through an entire episode?

  • "Another violence porn series"

Maybe you should cancel your HBO subscription if you're offended by violence? You may also want to stay clear from great series such as Game of Thrones, The Witcher, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Spartacus etc. Would hate for your head to explode from all the TV violence these days. Perhaps best if you stay in your safe space where there is no TV?


You're going to judge an entire series based on a person's speech impediment? Ever heard of subtitles? Or is it difficult for you to read too? I'm guessing you're one of those bullies that did really well in school using terms like "lame".

Now, with that out of the way, I have watched the first two episodes back to back and would probably have finished the entire series in one sitting if HBO had released it all in one go.

From the very first camera shots which include a few aerial cuts with the slow movements of the camera and beautiful cinematography to the sublime yet melancholy music, which already sets the tone for this series in the very first minute... You knew you were in for a dark, gritty, eerie, unsettling, mystery/thriller. Something reminiscent of the first season of the series "True Detective". I had NO idea Jason Bateman could direct and on such a masterclass level.

This is not going to be a series for the faint of heart, be warned, there is a scene which is extremely grizzly and shocking and it's surprising that it was allowed to air for TV/Streaming at all as it involves a child. Very few directors are becoming more and more bold which I implore and I hope they completely ignore "PC" culture which is destroying the Movie/TV industry. A story should be allowed to be told with no limitations especially if said story was in fact written for mature audiences. If you cannot stomach it, then you shouldn't be watching.

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