November 10, 2020

It is being reported that HBO will not be ordered a second season of The Outsider. The news comes eight months after the drama wrapped its freshman run, which garnered mostly positive reviews.

It is not clear why the cable network declined to proceed with Season 2. The series fared pretty well during its 10-episode run, ranking as HBO's most-watched debut show in the past three years. Its audience grew from 1.2 million at the outset to 2.2 million for the finale. Word is that producer MRC will shop the series to other outlets for a potential Season 2.

Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, The Outsider follows the seemingly-straightforward investigation into the brutal murder of a young boy that turns mysterious when a supernatural force permeates the case. This leads a veteran cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.