Mr. Mercedes: Peacock picks up Audience Network’s Stephen King series
Peacock has officially acquired the rights to David E. Kelley’s series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes from AT&T Audience Network. This comes after nearly four months since the channel had ceased their operations by transitioning into a preview channel for HBO Max. The first two seasons of the Brendan Gleeson-led series will now be available for streaming on Thursday, October 15, exclusively on Peacock. This announcement also came with the newly released Mr. Mercedes trailer which you can check out below!
Despite the show moving to a new home, details about its future or potential renewal have not been announced. The crime-thriller series’ latest and third season had concluded its 10-episode run last November 2019.
In Mr. Mercedes Season 3, When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. 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 Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions.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
The series also stars Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome as Jerome Robinson, Brenda Wool as Lou Linklatter, and Justine Lupe as Holly Gidney. The third season also welcomes newcomers Holland Taylor as Ida Silver and Bruce Dern as John Rothstein.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment will executive produce the third season of the Sonar Entertainment series alongside Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni of Sonar Entertainment, as well as Shane Elrod and Kate Regan of Audience Network. Executive producer Jack Bender is returning to direct Season 3 with David E. Kelley coming back to oversee the writer’s room.
David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehane wrote and executive produced seasons one and two along with Stephen King. Jack Bender serves as director and executive producer.