Taking many people by surprise, HBO announced that the series based on Stephen King’s work, The Outsider, has been canceled. The surprise is that the production of the 2nd season has already started.
According to information released by the Deadline website, the series starring Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo had its distribution rights re-acquired by MRC, the studio responsible for the TV adaptation, which is now looking for a new TV station or streaming service to give continuity of the program.
The original contract with HBO included the production of the 1st season and the presentation of a story for the development of the following year. The series had its beginning based on the work of King and with the subsequent plot being in charge of Richard Price, under supervision of King.
MRC Television President Elise Henderson thanked HBO for the partnership. “We thank HBO for a great partnership in the first season and for helping to bring in a large audience that fell in love with The Outsider. We look forward to finding a new home for this remarkable series. ”
One of the likely houses for the series is Netflix, given the history of good relationships between companies. Netflix has already shown some of MRC’s productions, such as House of Cards and Ozark.
The Outsider is a drama series adapted from one of Stephen King’s works. The plot begins with a supernatural air accompanying the original work. The story is developed by a brutal murder of a boy from the city Flint City, a city that takes place in the story of Stephen King and goes through the investigation of the crime and the possible murderer.