Media Rights Capital, which partnered with Stephen King on The Dark Tower, "is back in business" with the bestselling author. Deadline reported that MRC has optioned King's novel The Outsider and plans a 10-episode limited series adaptation, which will be written by Richard Price. Jack Bender and Marty Bowen (Mr. Mercedes) are executive producing with MRC, and Bender may direct the pilot. King has the option to join as executive producer. Deadline noted that MRC "will develop the show with Price writing the pilot before they set it at a network."