‘The Outsider’ on the HBO is based on Stephen King’s novel. Given the readership’s enthusiasm for King’s horrific tales, the network snatched it up for a series even before the book was out.
This demonstrates the studio’s trust in King and the reality that the public would be lured to this horrible story about the murder of a young kid in a tiny village.
The season concludes the tale with a ten-episode arc. However, it leaves us with an unsettling clue that suggests the nightmare may not be over yet. That being the case, what does this signify for ‘The Outsider’? Will it be renewed for a second season? Let us investigate.
The Outsider 2 Release Date
Season 1 of ‘The Outsider’ debuted on HBO on January 12, 2020, and finished on March 8, 2020.
The series has garnered great reviews, with special acclaim for its slow burn and the narrative’s suspense throughout the season. Additionally, it is considered one of the greatest modern King adaptations, particularly on television.
HBO renewed the second season in November 2020, directing production firm MRC to pitch the series to other distributors. Season 2 of ‘The Outsider’ is expected to premiere in 2023.
The Outsider 2 Cast
The expected cast list for The Outsider season 2 is as follows:
- Julianne Nicholson being Glory Maitland
- Mare Winningham will perform the role of Jeannie Anderson
- Ben Mendelsohn being Det. Ralph Anderson
- Cynthia Erivo being Holly Gibney
- Marc Menchaca in the role of Jack Hoskins
- Jeremy Bobb will play the role of Alec Pelley
- Jason Bateman will act as Terry Maitland
- Paddy Considine being Claude Bolton
- Bill Camp will act as Howard Salomon
- Yul Vazquez being Yunis Sablo
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The Outsider 2 Plot
‘The Outsider’ explored several topics and ideas while establishing the relationship between Nick Lowell and the Yakuza. The film concluded with Lowell finally accepting his job as a Yakuza gang member.
The final scene concluded with Nick’s Shiromatsu clan members bowing to Lowell. The sequel may continue with Nick as a strong crime lord in Japan, confronted by a new force or arch-nemesis.
One significant element that ‘The Outsider’ has – but sadly could not fully use – is that it is not only a mobster picture. The film is a mixture of drama and suspense. The sequel may dive deeper and mature into Lowell’s character journey.
It will assist in developing personal stakes for this character within the setting of the idea, something that ‘The Outsider’ lacked. However, given the lack of official announcements, this is the best we can do.
Season 1 of ‘The Outsider’ concludes with Ralph ensuring that El Cuco does not return to terrorize another. He smears its head with a stone, ensuring that the beast is truly dead.
He, Sablo, Holly, and Claude devise a plot that helps clear Terry Maitland, and they are confident that Frankie Peterson and his family have received the justice they deserve. However, it was only one of its sort.
We still don’t know where the monster came from, who created it, or, most crucially, if any more are out there like it. This aspect was also hinted at when a new case of child murder was brought to the DA’s notice.
El Cuco was in Cecil at the time, which implies it could not have committed the crime, implying that another El Cuco exists.
The Outsider 2 Trailer
While we remain hopeful for the series’s second season, there is no official trailer to hold us over. However, let us wait till 2022 for further information on this. Season 1’s trailer is available here:
Where To Watch The Outsider 2?
The Outsider 2 will stream on HBO. For now, go and watch season 1 on the same streaming platform.