How to Watch ‘The Outsider’ Season 1 Episode 1 Online

The HBO and Stephen King collaboration murder-mystery series The Outsider premieres Sunday night, January 12th 2020 at 9/8c with the first two of 10 episodes playing back-to-back. The series is based on King’s book of the same name and gets underway in Episode 1 with Fish in a Barrel and a disturbing discovery, followed immediately by Episode 2 titled Roanoke.

Find out how to watch The Outsider Episode 1 and Episode 2 online free without cable on HBO starting tonight by using one of these trusted streaming options presented below.


HBO for Amazon Prime

Our favorite choice to watch The Outsider online without cable is by taking advantage of a 7-day free trial of HBO via Amazon Prime. Members can jump straight in to start streaming The Outsider episodes without forking over an additional penny.

No cable or satellite subscription is required to take advantage of this free HBO offer. The HBO monthly price of $14.99 will activate once the trial is complete. Or, feel free to cancel at anytime before the trial expires.

No Amazon Prime? No Problem!

If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member then there’s still a path to follow. Simply choose the signup option for a free 30-day trial of Prime, then add the Prime Channels with HBO free trial on top of it to stream Stephen King’s The Outsider for free along with many other great HBO originals.

The Outsider Season 1 Episode 1 Preview

The Outsider on HBO hits the ground running with a grizzly discovery. The body of an 11-year old boy turns up and the investigation quickly points toward multiple potential suspects in the murder.

The official synopsis for the first season reads, “The 10-episode series follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.”

While the more specific Fish in a Barrel Episode 1 synopsis reads, “When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland.”

The Episode 2 synopsis for Roanoke reads, “Ralph admits to being baffled by conflicting physical evidence; an unexpected tragedy throws the investigation into a tailspin; Glory tries to soothe her daughter Jessa, who says she’s been visited by a strange man in her room at night.”

Stephen King clearly approves.

The Outsider stars Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Paddy Considine, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vázquez, Jeremy Bobb and Marc Menchaca.

Here’s the in-progress schedule for every Season 1 episode of The Outsider on HBO.

  • The Outsider Episode 1: January 12
  • The Outsider Episode 2: January 12
  • The Outsider Episode 3: January 19
  • The Outsider Episode 4: January 26
  • The Outsider Episode 5: February 2
  • The Outsider Episode 6: February 9
  • The Outsider Episode 7: TBD
  • The Outsider Episode 8: TBD
  • The Outsider Episode 9: TBD
  • The Outsider Episode 10: TBD

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