The full lineup of leading cast members has been announced for AT&T Audience Network’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes.
Joining the previously announced Kelly Lynch (who plays Deborah Hartsfield), Justine Lupe (Holly Gibney) and Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter) is the near-legendary Brendan Gleeson (28 Days Later…, Gangs of New York), who heads the cast as Detective Bill Hodges, alongside Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway as serial killer Brady Hartsfield. Newcomer Jharrel Jerome will play Jerome Robinson, with Avatar’s Scott Lawrence as Detective Peter Dixon, Mercury Rising’s Robert Stanton as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler, Stigmata) as Olivia Trelawney. Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) plays Janey Patterson, with Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver.
Mr. Mercedes follows Gleeson’s (pictured below in The Guard) Detective Hodges, a retired cop who is taunted by a series of obscene and lurid letters and emails from Treadaway’s deranged murderer Hartsfield. Taking matters into his own hands, Hodges embarks on a lone, potentially felonious crusade to bring the psycho to justice before he can strike again.
The 10-episode series is currently in production and is expected to premiere in the autumn. David E. Kelley wrote the Sonar Entertainment production, with Jack Bender (Lost) set to direct. Both also serve as executive producers along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)