Mandatory Streamers: The rules have changed in Mr. Mercedes Season 3
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of September 9, Mr. Mercedes returns for a third season which will change things up as a new killer comes into play, while the scars left behind by Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) intend to stay. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
Mr. Mercedes, Season 3 Premiere: The third season of the series will adapt Stephen King’s Finders Keepers, the second book in the Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) trilogy. The season will follow Hodges, Holly, and Jerome tracking down the killer of a local beloved author named John Rothstein (Bruce Dern). But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims. Season 3 will premiere on Tuesday, September 10, and can be streamed on DirecTV.
The I-Land, Series Premiere: When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the I-Land’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones. The mysterious new limited series will launch on Thursday, September 12.
Mr. Inbetween, Season 2 Premiere: Juggling a relationship, parental responsibilities, friendships, and a sick brother while earning a living would be difficult for anyone, but it’s particularly difficult when you’re a criminal for hire. Ray Shoesmith (Scott Ryan) “takes care of people” – collecting debts, relieving them of drugs and guns, and often taking care of them on a more permanent basis. Ray demands respect and does not tolerate it when someone disregards his very clear code of ethics. In season two of Mr. Inbetween, Ray’s work and personal life begin to collide and he finds himself struggling to keep both sides of his life from imploding. The half-hour drama will return on Thursday, September 12.
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Undone, Series Premiere: Amazon’s genre-bending animated series starring Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk is a half-hour dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma. After getting into a near-fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death. The series will debut on Amazon on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 13.
The Victim, Miniseries US Premiere: This four-part miniseries (airing over four weeks) stars Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Brave), John Hannah (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mummy) and James Harkness (Macbeth, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). The thriller follows bereaved mother Anna Dean (MacDonald), whose young son was murdered by an older boy, 14 years earlier. Years later family man Craig Meyers (Harkness) is pulled into the spotlight when Dean accuses him of the crime and posts his name and location online, leading to him being savagely beaten. Now on trial for his attempted murder, Dean and Meyers’ lives intersect as Dean is relentless in her pursuit to unmask the identity of her son’s killer and Meyers is determined to salvage his reputation – leading to the question of who is the real victim? The series will launch its US premiere on Tuesday, September 10.
Grace and Frankie, Season 7: Netflix has officially renewed Grace and Frankie for a seventh and final 16-episode season! The show will set a record by the time the curtains close as Netflix’s longest-running original series with a total of 94 episodes. The sixth season of the series will launch on January 2020, and all previous seasons are available to stream on Netflix.
The Righteous Gemstones, Season 2: HBO has announced that their hit comedy series has been renewed for a second season! The series stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine and tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work. The first season is available to stream on HBO Now and HBO Go, with new episodes airing every Sunday night.