Mr. Mercedes Trailer: The Stephen King series coming in August
AT&T’s Audience network has released the trailer for its new original series, the Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes. The new series, from Sonar Entertainment, will premiere 10 hour-long episodes on Audience starting August 9 at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV CH. 239, U-verse CH. 1114 or streaming on DIRECTV NOW.
Leading the Mr. Mercedes cast are Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Breeda Wool (Unreal) as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe (Francis Ha) as Holly Gibney, and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver.
Mr. Mercedes follows a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
TV veteran David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, The Practice) has written the adaptation, while Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome, Game of Thrones) directs. The duo serve as executive producers, along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
Mr. Mercedes, which King describes as his first hard-boiled detective tale, was published by Scribner in June 2014. Mr. Mercedes became an immediate No. 1 New York Times best-seller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that Mr. Mercedes was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, Finders Keepers, was published by Scribner in June 2015 and the third novel, End of Watch, was published by Scribner in June 2016.