For their latest major series, HBO has adapted a best selling book from one of America’s most well known novelists, Stephen King. This screen version of his bestselling supernatural thriller, The Outsider is certainly compelling viewing, and looks set to become one of the first hits of 2020.
The Outsider Season 1 TV Preview
The premise is based around the investigation into the brutal murder of a young boy in Flint, a fictional town in Oklahoma. As the investigation moves forward, it becomes apparent that a local teacher is a prime suspect. But after he comes up with a solid alibi, detectives wrestle with the realisation that he was in two places at once, which leads them to question everything they believe about reality.
The original novel was only released at the end of 2018, and the story was so intriguing that it started a bidding war between all major US production companies. The great thing about this series is that it can delve deeper into King’s unique storytelling, more so than any shortened film version, allowing the story to unfold just as the writer intended.
Starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Yul Vazquez (Midnight, Texas), Cynthia Erivo (Widows) and Jeremy Bobb (Jessica Jones) the much anticipated HBO TV series The Outsider has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream The Outsider
The Outsider airs exclusively on FOX SHOWCASE from January 13, 2020. Here in Australia, there are several options for accessing FOX SHOWCASE including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Plus pack, which offers over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to stream The Outsider S1 online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack (Pop, Lifestyle, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids), and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. The Outsider is available as part of the Foxtel Now Pop pack, which gives you instant access to hundreds of TV shows Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices (see table below). To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, you can access FOX SHOWCASE with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream The Outsider for free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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The Outsider Season 1 Episode Listing
Each episode of Season 1 aired with FOX Showcase screening express from the US. Season 1 has 10 episodes in total. There is no The Outsider season 1 free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on FOX Showcase (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the live TV schedule for season 1 shown as Sydney time:
|Episode||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|S1 Episode 1||13 Jan 2020 – 1:00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 2||13 Jan 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 3||20 Jan 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 4||27 Jan 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 5||3 Feb 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 6||10 Feb 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 7||17 Feb 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 8||24 Feb 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 9||2 Mar 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
|S1 Episode 10||9 Mar 2020 – 1.00pm & 8.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel Now|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream The Outsider whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac, Firefox, Microsoft)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
|Telstra TV||Foxtel Now / Foxtel / Foxtel From Telstra||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
|Foxtel Now Box||Foxtel Now||Direct via Foxtel Box|
Must See TV for The Outsider fans
The Outsider season 1 runs over 10 episodes. Once you’ve caught them all you may wish to get your teeth into something in the same vein, so we’ve made a few suggestions below.
Homecoming (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
When an agent comes to interview Heidi about her work in the Homecoming government facility, she is horrified to learn that the soldiers she thought she was helping were being held involuntarily. This makes her ultimately question exactly what her role was, and why the psychologically unstable men were being imprisoned. You can watch every episode of Homecoming season one starring Julia Roberts on Foxtel Now.
The Prodigal Son (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
It’s safe to say that the plot behind new series the Prodigal Son is quite tasty. Dr Martin Whitly is doing life as a convicted serial killer, and his son Malcolm Bright has gone to many lengths, including changing his name, to disassociate himself from his murderous father. Season 1 is now available on Fox One. Catch new episodes every Wednesday, or stream on Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
Mr Robot (Foxtel & Foxtel Now)
Elliot’s delusional thoughts about his dead father lead him to question the beast he has created, and whether he needs to walk away from the life he leads as a cyberwar vigilante. But there is one important thing left to do, and that’s to bring down the world’s top 1%, the most powerful and corrupt people on the planet. Catch all episodes of this major US thriller, including the fourth and final season on Foxtel and Foxtel Now.