Deadline reported, Media Rights Capital along The Dark Tower are set to adapt the bestselling novel of Stephen King’s The Outsider. Richard Price is attached to write the 10-episode limited series adaptation.
Jack Bender and Marty Bowen will be the executive producer with Bender as a possible candidate to direct the pilot.
You can read the synopsis of The Outsider below:
The thriller is an is-he or isn’t-he an innocent man accused of a horrible crime story, a theme King has covered in past fiction like Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which became the film classic The Shawshank Redemption. Here, the main character is Terry Maitland, one of Flint City’s most storied citizens. A Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls, Maitland is arrested in front of everyone and charged with the grotesque murder of an 11-year old. Even though Maitland has an iron clad alibi — he was at a conference and seen by witnesses, his DNA was found at the murder scene along with fingerprints.