Mr. Mercedes (TV series)
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. David E. Kelley is the showrunner and it stars Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway.
|Based on||Mr. Mercedes
by Stephen King
|Developed by||David E. Kelley|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||49–57 minutes|
|Original release||August 9, 2017– present|
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.
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
- Brendan Gleeson as Bill Hodges, a retired detective
- Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield
- Jharrel Jerome as Jerome Robinson
- Mary-Louise Parker as Janey Patterson
- Justine Lupe as Holly Gibney
- Scott Lawrence as Peter Dixon, a detective
- Kelly Lynch as Deborah Hartsfield
- Ann Cusack as Olivia Trelawney
- Robert Stanton as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher
- Holland Taylor as Ida Silver
- Breeda Wool as Lou Linklatter
- Katharine Houghton as Elizabeth Wharton
- Makayla Lysiak as Barbara Robinson
- Jack Huston as Felix Babineau (season 2), a doctor
- Maximiliano Hernandez as Antonio Montez (season 2), an assistant district attorney
- Tessa Ferrer as Cora Babineau (season 2), the wife of Dr. Felix Babineau and head of marketing at a major pharmaceutical corporation
The series was originally announced in July 2015. In May 2016, Audience ordered a 10-episode season and the initial cast was announced. 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. After recasting, the production began in early 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina with the release of August 9, 2017.
In January 2018, Audience announced production for season two would commence the following month in South Carolina.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|1||"Pilot"||Jack Bender||David E. Kelley||August 9, 2017||101|
|2||"On Your Mark"||Jack Bender||David E. Kelley||August 16, 2017||102|
|3||"Cloudy, With a Chance of Mayhem"||John Coles||A. M. Homes||August 23, 2017||103|
|4||"Gods Who Fall"||Jack Bender||Dennis Lehane||August 30, 2017||104|
|5||"The Suicide Hour"||Jack Bender||Bryan Goluboff||September 6, 2017||105|
|6||"People in the Rain"||Jack Bender||Dennis Lehane||September 13, 2017||106|
|7||"Willow Lake"||Jack Bender||Dennis Lehane||September 20, 2017||107|
|8||"From the Ashes"||Laura Innes||Bryan Goluboff||September 27, 2017||108|
|9||"Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream"||Kevin Hooks||Bryan Goluboff||October 4, 2017||109|
|10||"Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner"||Jack Bender||Dennis Lehane||October 11, 2017||110|
|Year||Award||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|2018||Saturn Awards||Best Action-Thriller Television Series||Mr. Mercedes||Pending|||
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