Dayton plays a major role in new Jason Bateman show based on Stephen King book

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Actor/Director Jason Bateman (L) and Amanda Anka attend the premiere of HBO's "The Outsider" at DGA Theater on January 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Actor/Director Jason Bateman (L) and Amanda Anka attend the premiere of HBO's "The Outsider" at DGA Theater on January 09, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

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Credit: JC Olivera

A family vacation to Dayton and a BBQ joint play roles in HBO’s newest crime drama.

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The Gem City is all over the second episode of the premium cable channel’s supernatural mystery “The Outsider.”

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Jason Bateman and Richard Price of 'The Outsider' appear onstage during the HBO segment of the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 15, 2020 in Pasadena, California. 697450 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Jason Bateman and Richard Price of 'The Outsider' appear onstage during the HBO segment of the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 15, 2020 in Pasadena, California. 697450 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

Credit: Emma McIntyre

Credit: Emma McIntyre

The mystery centers around how Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman) could be at two places at once and what a stolen van found in Dayton has to do with anything.

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During a trip to Dayton, Maitland and his family are said to have visited Big Daddy's Hangry BBQ, a fictional restaurant in Dayton.

Jason Bateman plays Terry Maitland in "The Outsider" on HBO.
Jason Bateman plays Terry Maitland in "The Outsider" on HBO.

Credit: Screen grab/HBO "The Outsider"

Credit: Screen grab/HBO "The Outsider"

There is a mountain of evidence that Maitland murdered and perhaps ate an 11-year-old boy in a park. But did he?

That’s all we will say on that for now to avoid spoilers.

The show is streaming now on HBO. 

The next episode of “The Outsiders” airs on the network at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The show directed by Bateman is based on the book by the same name by famed horror writer Stephen King that dives "into the mind of evil."

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The crime/horror released in May 2018 at first centers around Det. Ralph Anderson's arrest of Little League coach Terry Maitland in Flint City, Okla.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: (L-R) Cynthia Erivo via satellite, HBO Programming SVP Nora Skinner, Jason Bateman and Richard Price of 'The Outsider' appear onstage during the HBO segment of the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 15, 2020 in Pasadena, California. 697450 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: (L-R) Cynthia Erivo via satellite, HBO Programming SVP Nora Skinner, Jason Bateman and Richard Price of 'The Outsider' appear onstage during the HBO segment of the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 15, 2020 in Pasadena, California. 697450 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

Credit: Emma McIntyre

Credit: Emma McIntyre