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Mr. Mercedes is an American mystery thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It premiered on the Audience network on August 9, 2017.[1] David E. Kelley is the showrunner and it stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway.[2]

Mr. Mercedes
Based on Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King
Developed by David E. Kelley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s)
Running time 49–57 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor AT&T Originals
Original network Audience
Original release August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09) – present
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On October 10, 2017, the Audience Network renewed the series for a 10-episode second season set to premiere in 2018. It will be based on the three novels in the Bill Hodges trilogy, Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch.[3]



Retired detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case of "Mr. Mercedes," who claimed sixteen lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of job-seekers at a local job fair. Meanwhile, brilliant young psychopath Brady Hartsfield, the real Mr. Mercedes, reemerges to focus his attention on Hodges. What begins as an online cat-and-mouse game between the two soon has deadly real-life consequences as an increasingly desperate Hartsfield becomes bent on leaving his mark on the world.

Cast and charactersEdit


The series was originally announced in July 2015.[6] In May 2016, Audience ordered a 10-episode season and the initial cast was announced.[7] In June 2016, Anton Yelchin, who was set to play Brady Hartsfield, died in a car accident. Ann-Margret was cast to play Ida Silver before she was forced to drop out due to illness in her family. She was replaced by Holland Taylor in the part.[8][9] After recasting, the production began in early 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina with the release of August 9, 2017.[2]

In January 2018, Audience announced production for season two would commence the following month in South Carolina.[10]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 "Pilot" Jack Bender David E. Kelley August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09) 101
2 "On Your Mark" Jack Bender David E. Kelley August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) 102
3 "Cloudy, With a Chance of Mayhem" John Coles A. M. Homes August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23) 103
4 "Gods Who Fall" Jack Bender Dennis Lehane August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30) 104
5 "The Suicide Hour" Jack Bender Bryan Goluboff September 6, 2017 (2017-09-06) 105
6 "People in the Rain" Jack Bender Dennis Lehane September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13) 106
7 "Willow Lake" Jack Bender Dennis Lehane September 20, 2017 (2017-09-20) 107
8 "From the Ashes" Laura Innes Bryan Goluboff September 27, 2017 (2017-09-27) 108
9 "Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream" Kevin Hooks Bryan Goluboff October 4, 2017 (2017-10-04) 109
10 "Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner" Jack Bender Dennis Lehane October 11, 2017 (2017-10-11) 110

International broadcastEdit

The series airs on RTÉ1 in Ireland[11] and on Canal+ in Poland. [12]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
2018 Saturn Awards Best Action-Thriller Television Series Mr. Mercedes Pending [13]


  1. ^ Squires, John (May 11, 2017). ""Mr. Mercedes" TV Series Gets a Premiere Date". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "'Mr. Mercedes' Sets Cast Led By Brendan Gleeson & Harry Treadaway". January 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ Erik, Pedersen (October 10, 2017). "'Mr. Mercedes' Renewed For Season 2 On Audience Network". Deadline. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 11, 2018). "'Mr. Mercedes': Jack Huston & Maximiliano Hernandez Join Season 2 Cast". Deadline. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 19, 2018). "'Mr. Mercedes': Tessa Ferrer Cast In Season 2 Of Audience Network Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  6. ^, via (July 2, 2015). "'Game of Thrones' New Director Teases Season 6, Why He's Treating Show Like 'Lost'". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 25, 2016). "'Mr. Mercedes' Series, Starring Brendan Gleeson, Anton Yelchin, Lands at Audience Network (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ Stanhope, Kate (December 21, 2016). "Ann-Margret Joins Audience Network's 'Mr. Mercedes' Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ Stanhope, Kate (January 18, 2017). "Audience Network's 'Mr. Mercedes' Series: Holland Taylor to Replace Ann-Margret (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
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  11. ^ One, R. T. E. "Brendan Gleeson is a retired cop forced to revisit his last case. Mr Mercedes tonight at". @RTEOne. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
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  13. ^ McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 

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