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FIRST LOOK: Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman star in Stephen King’s The Outsider from HBO PLUS teaser drops for Mr Mercedes Season 3

May 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

A new teaser for HBO’s 2019/2020 line-up has arrived and there’s some essential stuff in here – Deadwood, Watchmen – but we’re focusing on one series in particular here.

Around the 1:34 mark in the trailer you get your first look at Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman in the adaptation of Stephen King’s supernatural thriller The Outsider.

The book is a fantastic read (until the last ten pages, sadly) and tells the story of a small-town school football coach accused of murdering a young boy. But as the tale goes on, it turns out it something far more sinister is afoot.

In the series Mendelsohn plays Detective Ralph Anderson while actress Cynthia Erivo plays Private Investigator Holly Gibney who may be able to help with the case as she has a history of bizarre cases (she is a major player in King’s Bill Hodges trilogy and the Mr Mercedes TV series).

And speaking of Holly Gibney, a new teaser has dropped for Mr Mercedes – which also features the character of Holly only played by actress Justine Lupe in the role.

In the new teaser it seems to suggest that killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) is now living in the head of Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), so the plot of the books are well left behind now – let’s hope they can keep the story together because the second season almost saw the wheels come off.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….