‘The Outsider’ Season 2 Not Happening at HBO; Stephen King Series Now Being Shopped to Other Networks Last month, Stephen King confirmed that scripts existed for The Outsider season 2, heavily implying that HBO was going to be giving the series a greenlight. But now…that’s not happening. HBO has passed on the second season of the horror-mystery series. Now, MRC, the studio behind the show, will start shopping the potential season to other networks. Deadline is reporting that HBO has passed on The Outsider season 2.