HBO Rounds Out Cast for Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider’

‘HBO has cast eight series regulars and two actors to recur opposite Ben Mendelsohn in The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel.

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Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale), Bill Camp (The Looming Tower), Mare Winningham (George Wallace), Paddy Considine (The Ferryman), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), Yul Vázquez (I Am the Night), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) are the new regulars, with Hettienne Park (Hannibal) and Michael Esper (Trust) set to recur.

The project hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC. Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes.

In The Outsider, written by Price, a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case. The book was published in May by Charles Scribners and Sons.

Erivo will play Holly Gibney, Camp is Howie Gold, Winningham will portray Jeannie Anderson, Considine is Claude Bolton, Nicholson plays Mercy Maitland, Vázquez portrays Yunis Sablo, Bobb is Alec Pelley, Menchaca will play Jack Hoskins. Park and Esper will recur as Tomika Collins and Bill Samuels, respectively.

Price executive produces with Bateman and Michael Costigan via Aggregate Films, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, and Bender. MRC is the studio on the project, which is being produced by Bateman’s Aggregate Films and Temple Hill Entertainment. Mendelsohn also is a producer.

Through their relationship with Stephen King, Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Jack Bender secured the rights for the title and attached Richard Price to write and executive produce.

Temple Hill Entertainment is represented by UTA and Hansen Jacobson. Richard Price is represented by UTA. Jack Bender is represented by UTA and Myman Greenspan.

Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Erivo will next be seen starring alongside Daisy Ridley and David Oyelowo in the anticipated sci-fi thriller, Chaos Walking, from director Doug Liman. She recently wrapped production on Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet and John Ridley’s Needle in a Timestack, starring alongside Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto, and Leslie Odom Jr.

Camp was most recently seen in a starring role in Hulu’s The Looming Tower. On the film side, he can be seen in Wildlife and Vice. Camp received an Emmy nomination for supporting actor in HBO’s The Night Of.

Winningham won two Emmys for Amber Wave and George Wallace. She also received an additional five Emmy nominations, including for her performances in The Boys Next Door, Hatfields and McCoys and Mildred Pierce.

Considine currently stars in Broadway’s The Ferryman. TV credits include the title role in The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Peaky Blinders and Red Riding.

Nicholson’s latest film, Monos is having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Her TV credits include Law & Order True Crime: the Menendez Murders and a starring role in USA Network’s Eyewitness.

Vázquez next stars in the anticipated Patty Jenkins’ mystery miniseries I Am The Night opposite Chris Pine. He also stars in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico alongside Michael Pena and Diego Luna, as Rev. Emilio Sheehan on NBC’s drama series Midnight Texas.

Bobb is best known for his performance in Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick. Other recent credits include Godless, Mosaic, Manhunt: Unabomber and Escape at Dannemora. He’ll next be seen in Amy Poehler’s Russian Doll.

Menchaca is known for his turn as Russ Langmore in Emmy nominated Netflix series Ozark and he recently completed production on the upcoming Netflix series Raising Dion alongside Michael B. Jordan.

Park starred as Beverly Katz in acclaimed series Hannibal. Recurring and guest roles include Blindspot, The Blacklist, High Maintenance and The Good Wife.’

Via Deadline

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