Stephen King’s New Book The Outsider Is Getting Its Own TV Series

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - June 13, 2018

Stephen King’s horror novel The Outsider might have just been published last month but it looks like the book’s already getting its own television adaptation by Media Rights Capital.

Published last month on May 22, King’s most recent book has received a lot of critical acclaim. Now, according to Deadline, Media Rights Capital has optioned for a television adaptation of The Outsider, working on getting a 10-episode limited series based on the King’s latest novel.

Though The Outsider is defined as a horror novel, the book takes on the tone of a police procedural during its first few chapters, focusing on a popular teacher alleged of raping and murdering an 11-year-old boy. After digging deeper into the case, police detective Ralph Anderson later on finds out that the city has a real monster in its midst.

The Wire’s writer Richard Price is set to work on the adaptation’s script with both Lost’s Jack Bender and Marty Bowen as executive producer. With experience directing episodes on popular television shows like Game of Thrones, some also expect Bender to help work on the pilot episode of The Outsider adaptation. King has also been given the option to join the production team of the project.

This new television show is just one of the latest adaptations of Kings work. Just recently there have been film reboots and film projects based on King’s novels like the well-received It reboot and The Dark Tower, a dark fantasy western film by Nikolaj Arcel. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer are also working on a remake of the adaptation of King’s novel Pet Sematary.

 The Outsider doesn’t have a release date just yet, but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.

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