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by Dianna Ranere

The Outsider: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-ray

The Outsider: The Complete First Season is now on Blu-ray and DVD which includes a Digital Copy (US Only).

If you are like me, you like a good supernatural mystery and that’s exactly what you get with The Outsider series.

Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn)


The series starts with the horrific murder of a child, not for the squeamish, so be aware. The rest of the series isn’t too graphic, at least not in my eyes. Police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) investigates and zeros in on Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a teacher and coach who seemingly killed the boy and didn’t bother to hide his tracks. Then something happens that they can’t quite wrap their heads around, there is proof that Terry was out of town at the time of the murder, and even with matching DNA the tape shows that it just couldn’t be.

That’s when the story picks up. How can a person be in two places at once? They bring in a private investigator named Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), who I can only explain as being on the spectrum with how she investigates. She explains what she thinks it could be and the series goes on a hunt.

If you are a King fan, then you know where he went with this story, I won’t give it away here because I think you should definitely watch. I do know that this series wraps up, so this is a one and done story and rumors have it that it will be coming back with another Stephen King story, possibly “If it bleeds.”

In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, “Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content including the all-new featurette “EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER.” In this never-before-seen featurette you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of “The Outsider” with compelling insights from the creators and cast.

The incredible cast of “The Outsider: The Complete First Season” includes Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitland.

“The Outsider” is produced by Mendelsohn and executive producer Bateman (who also directs the first two episodes). The series is written for television by Richard Price (“The Wire,” “The Night Of”), who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers include Andrew Bernstein, Marty Bowen for Temple Hill Entertainment, Jack Bender, Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films, and Dennis Lehane (episodes 105-110). The series is produced by Bateman’s Aggregrate Films and Temple Hill Entertainment in association with Civic Center Media.

Bonus Features

  • “EL CUCO. THE BABA YAGA. THE OUTSIDER” – All New Featurette
  • Invitation to Set
  • Stephen King and “The Outsider”
  • Jason Bateman and “The Outsider”
  • Adapting “The Outsider”
  • Analyzing Holly Gibney
  • “The Outsider”: Inside Episodes 1-10

10 One-Hour Episodes

  1. “Fish in a Barrel”
  2. “Roanoke”
  3. “Dark Uncle”
  4. “Que Viene el Coco”
  5. “Tear-Drinker”
  6. “The One About The Yiddish Vampire”
  7. “In the Pines, In the Pines”
  8. “Foxhead”
  9. “Tigers and Bears”
  10. “Must/Can’t”