The Outsider City and the HBO series Filming Locations: Where was The Outsider filmed?

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The new HBO limited series is an adaptation of a horror mystery novel recently published in 2018 by prolific author Stephen King. The Outsider was filmed in Georgia, and it's also set here, in Cherokee Creek (or Cherokee City, as some characters mentioned in the show), so this time there's no great mystery about the filming locations.

The series revolves around police detective Ralph Anderson, building a case against local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland, who looks absolutely guilty of the horrifying murder of a young boy. However, after publicly arresting Maitland, the investigation quickly goes wrong. Ralph will bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney, who will try to help to explain the unexplainable. Meanwhile, a creepy hooded masked man follows the developments of the case from the distance.

The cast is lead by Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom, Danny from Bloodline). Ozark star Jason Bateman plays Terry Maitland and also directed the first two episodes. Holly Gibney is played by Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale, Harriet). Richard Price, the writer of acclaimed series like The Wire, The Night Of and The Deuce is also involved in this project.

We won't give up on the research of the filming locations where The Outsider was shot after publishing this report, so stay tuned for updates on this page!

Where was The Outsider filmed
The small suburb city of Winder (east of Atlanta), doubles as the town of Cherokee Creek, where large sections of The Outsider are set. The Cherokee County Courthouse is the Barrow County Historic Courthouse. Some establishing shots representing the city where the action takes place are also from Winder.
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The Outsider location
The location where a witnesses sees the boy getting into Maitland's van in the first episode is the parking lot of the Quality Foods grocery store, also located in Winder. Image courtesy of HBO and Google Maps

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Following the trail of clues by casting agencies, we found out that the cemetery and the baseball scenes were shot in Canton. The city of Canton is the county seat of Cherokee County. The strip club location was filmed in Atlanta. Image courtesy of HBO

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  1. The house the detectives question the young car thief at is located at the NW corner of Edgewood and Waverly in Inman Park.


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