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The Outsider: Season 1 (2020)



Critic 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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Adaptation of Stephen King's novel about the investigation of the gruesome murder of a boy in the Georgia woods and the mysterious force surrounding the case.


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 (66) | 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.

January 13, 2020 | 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.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The Outsider offers terrific performances, beguiling yet careful storytelling, and no shortage of genuinely terrifying moments.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…
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"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.

January 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.

January 9, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Lugubrious, also highly watchable.

January 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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