Forbes: John Heller VFX Supervisor Speaks 'The Outsider'
***Warning! Mild spoilers for the show and novel await you below!***
Since several reviews for The Outsider have compared it to the slow, atmospheric, and nihilistic burn of True Detective, I was curious about getting John’s thoughts on the matter. Was this intentional or simply a happy accident?
“There are similarities that I think we’ve all found with the tone,” he told me. “To my knowledge, we weren’t trying to do that and I don’t remember being part of discussions that even mentioned it as something that would be a concern or [something we were] hoping to do. I think it’s just coincidental. It’s sort of a [similar] story with detectives, it’s kind of on the darker side of [things], it’s got the same great production value that HBO brings to the screen. So, I think it’s a happy coincidence really and nothing that was thought out to achieve that.”