Stephen King's new HBO murder mystery looks like 2020's first must-watch 2 weeks ago

Stephen King's new HBO murder mystery looks like 2020's first must-watch

From the all-star cast to massively original premise, this will have us all watching when it arrives.

Imagine someone showed you a big pile of evidence that effectively proves that you killed someone.

Footage, witnesses, everything they need to convict you.

Except for one thing: You were 60 miles away at the time, and there are witnesses with footage of you being there, too.

That is the predicament that Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman) faces in The Outsider, the latest in a long line of adaptations of Stephen King works.

Bateman will also being going behind the camera (much like he did on Ozark, for which he won a directing Emmy), directing three of the series' 10 episodes.

In front of the camera, he'll be joined by Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel), Cynthia Erivo (Widows), and Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders), all of whom are trying to untangle the impossible murder of a young boy.

The book itself is seen as something of a return to form for King, and those who have read the novel will already see hints in this trailer in the (NO SPOILERS HERE, PROMISE!) interesting directions that King takes the story towards.

The Outsider will premiere in the States on HBO on Sunday 12 January, 2020, so it should be available on Sky Atlantic and Now TV here the next day.

Check out the trailer below.

Clip via HBO