Chilling new crime series 'The Outsider' is being called 'Stephen King meets True Detective'

Chilling new crime series 'The Outsider' is being called 'Stephen King meets True Detective'

HBO's chilling new crime series The Outside is being hailed as Stephen King meets True Detective.

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, the show is made up of ten episodes, and those who've seen it so far are reportedly hooked.

Watch the trailer for The Outsider below:

The Outsider stars and is directed by Jason Bateman, who plays little league baseball coach Terry Maitland. Other notable cast members include Ben Mendelsohn (Ralph Anderson), Julianne Nicholson (Glory Maitland), and Paddy Considine (Claude Bolton).

The show's official synopsis reads: "This dark mystery follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. The crime, however, leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case."

Adam Chitwood, the Deputy Editor of film website Collider, described the series a "stunning showcase" of Bateman's talents, concurring with a Collider reviewer who described the series as "True Detective meets Stephen King". 

"Watched the first 3 episodes of HBO's 'The Outsider' and @startthemachinewas bang on in his review: it's 'True Detective' meets Stephen King. Genuinely chilling and thoroughly engrossing. The first two eps are also a stunning showcase of direction by Jason Bateman."

Chitwood wasn't the only person to agree with the True Detective comparison, it was also made by a number of social media users. One wrote: "It feels sooo much like True Detective but way creepier."

But perhaps the best recommendation of all came from Stephen King himself, who simply wrote "Amen, brother" on Twitter.

All of the previously released episodes of The Outsider are available to watch on Now Tv and the next installment is set to air on Sky Atlantic on 27 January at 9 pm.