Media Rights Capital wasted no time in snatching up the right to Stephen King's latest novel The Outsider. King's work is really hot right now and there are a ton of projects in development based on his stories.
MRC, who is also a part of The Dark Tower adaptation, is planning a 10-episode limited series adaptation, and they have hired Richard Price to write it. He is best known for his work on HBO's The Wire and The Night Of. With him on board, you know that this series has a solid chance of being great.
If you're not familiar with the story yet, here's the book description:
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
I haven't read the book yet but it certainly sounds intriguing! I'm hoping to read it soon. This story definitely seems like it would work much better for a TV series than a movie, so I'm glad that they are going that route.
Have any of you read the book yet? If so what did you think?