Stephen King Confirms Second Season Of The Outsider Is In The Works
Stephen King has confirmed there's a second season of The Outsider on its way, saying he's not only seen some of the scripts, but that they have so far is 'really great' and has a 'real spooky paranormal element'.
The show is based on one of King's books, and stars Jason Bateman as little league baseball coach Terry Maitland, alongside a cast including Ben Mendelsohn, Julianne Nicholson and British actor Paddy Considine.
The first series was a hit with viewers when it dropped earlier this year, meaning it was only a matter of time before people were left wanting more.
And now it seem this is a wish that will be coming true, in time, with King confirming that scripts already exist.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, King was eased into the topic when he discussed how both The Outsider and Mr Mercedes - another TV adaptation of his work - feature the character of Holly Gibney, who is played by Cynthia Erivo in the former and Justine Lupe in the latter.
When asked who played the character better, King diplomatically said Lupe had an unfair advantage as Mr Mercedes had run for three seasons, but that Erivo may get her chance.
He said: "Cynthia may get that time, because there's going to be a second season of The Outsider as soon as they can get the production going."
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King was then pressed for more details on this elusive second season, which has not yet been officially confirmed by HBO.
He said: "I know exactly where it's going because I have seen some of the scripts.
"I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. I'll just say that it's really great and a real spooky paranormal element."
We can't even gleam any information from King's existing material, as all of the events of his book were used for the plot of the first season. Excitingly, this means we'll likely be moving into new territory.
And while we won't be getting any clues about the plot just yet, if Stephen King is happy with it, I'm sure we'll be happy with it. Remember, he told us it's going to be 'real spooky'...
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