The Outsider Filming Locations Guide: 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 basically 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. Some additional scenes are also set and shot in New York City.

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


The Outsider drehort
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


The Outsider farm
The barn where the clothing was discovered was filmed in the historic Vaughters’ Farmhouse on Klondike Road in Lithonia. This site was rehabilitated and turned into a center of operations of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Image courtesy of HBO and Google Maps


The Outsider series location
The parking lot from episode three 'Dark Uncle' is the Town Square Center at 3969 Lawrenceville Hwy in Tucker.
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The Outsider filming Atlanta
The John C. Landon Senior Center nursing home that Holly visits is the Wesley Woods Towers at 1825 Clifton Rd in Atlanta. Image courtesy of HBO and Google Maps


The Outsider bar
The Mr. McGoo's pub from episode four 'Que Viene el Coco' is a real bar located at 5602 Broadway, in the middle of Bronx's Kingsbridge. The filmmakers photoshopped the exterior signs, as you can check in the image. This place is a kind of community wall art decor bar with a patio for events and live music.
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The Outsider city location
Also in the episode 4, Holly takes the bus at 23rd St and Queens Plaza South in New York. The car crash scene was filmed in East Point, off of Central avenue and Harrison road. Image courtesy of HBO and Google Maps

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18 comments

  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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  2. The crash scene in episode 3 is located in East Point, Ga off of Central ave. and Harrison rd.

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  3. anyone know where she caught the bus in NY? can't make out the street sign. it's 23rd and something.

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    1. It's in New York at Queens Plaza & 23rd Ave.

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    2. Sorry, it's actually 23rd St and Queens Plaza South in NY.

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    3. Thanks! I knew it felt like Queens.

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    4. You're welcome. I have quite a few locations from this show mapped on Google Earth that I've been working on. I did this same thing when True Detective came out. Love doing this with shows that I'm really into. Take care.

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    5. Thanks a lot for your help, please share the filming locations you found with us :)

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    6. You could have used sites in actual Cherokee county there is such great sites here. Canton and Woodstock Ga are great. Think of these next. Suzy H proud of where I live.

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  4. Scenes from episode 1 were filmed around the Candler Park area of Atlanta. Frankie Peterson’s body is found in the woods underneath the Michael Polak bridge where Ponce De Leon Ave crosses over Lullwater Creek, and the man who discovers the body while walking his dog is filmed on the Freedom Park Trail.

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    1. Do you know where the van was parked also? I see similar stones at Lullwater Pl NE, but that does not seem to look right. Or the parking where the cops have their cars parked?

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    2. I don’t know where the van was parked - very curious about that location. My guess is that the parking where the cops have their cars parked is the driveway from McLendon Ave leading into the Candler Park parking area (next to the soccer fields and pool).

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  5. For a few days they filmed some scenes in Fort Payne,AL. So far I haven’t identified anything in the show. Maybe it’s in a future episode.

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    1. The last couple of episodes have indicated scenes were filmed in AL in the credits.

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    2. On into the Pines episode, the shot where Jack hitches a ride looks just a location on Hwy 35 or Desoto Pkwy in Fort Payne. Going to see if I can find it. I’ll update if so...

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  6. Anybody know where the chicken place is?

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  7. Anyone know the location of the underground caves in the last two episodes?

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