AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Ben Mendelsohn attends "Ready Player One" Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
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Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider’ shooting in Atlanta in 2019

Originally posted Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Following “Sharp Objects,” HBO early next year is bringing another limited series in metro Atlanta called “The Outsider,” based on the recent Stephen King book.

The series will star Ben Mendelsohn, who won an Emmy-winning on Netflix’s “Bloodline.” Others involved as producers: “The Night Of” creator Richard Price and “Ozark” star Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. 

Bateman is directing the first two episodes and said he may guest star. 

According to the synopsis, an investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy 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.

It’s being touted as a ten-episode limited series. 

HBO is also shooting in metro Atlanta the big-budget series superhero drama “Watchmen” starring Regina King, Louis Gossett Jr., Don Johnson and Jeremy Irons

Part of “Sharp Objects” was shot in Barnesville, GA in 2017. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.