8:32am PT by Rick Porter
'The Outsider' Done at HBO, Producer MRC to Shop Series
HBO is finished with The Outsider.
The premium cable outlet has canceled the show after a single season, which enjoyed strong viewership during its 10-episode run earlier this year. The decision comes eight months after The Outsider's finale aired in March.
MRC Television, which produces the series based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, will try to find a new home for it. Showrunner Richard Price remains attached to a possible second season.
The Outsider stars Ben Mendelsohn and Cynthia Erivo as a detective and freelance investigator looking into the bizarre, possibly supernatural, circumstances surrounding a murder case. Jason Bateman, who's also an executive producer, plays the prime suspect, who insists he was out of town when the crime was committed.
"We enjoyed our collaboration with Richard, Jason, Andrew [Bernstein], and the MRC team, and we wish them well in continuing the world created by the brilliant Stephen King," HBO said in a statement.
The Outsider drew solid viewership, growing substantially from its premiere to its finale and averaging 9 million viewers across all platforms over the course of its 10-week run. Price executive produces with Temple Hill Entertainment's Andrew Bernstein and Marty Bowen; Bateman, Jack Bender and Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films; and Dennis Lehane. Mendelsohn is a producer. Aggregrate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and Civic Center Media produce in association with MRC Television.
MRC Television shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadline first reported the news.