AT&T Audience Network’s upcoming series Mr. Mercedes may be one of the less hyped Stephen King adaptations currently on the radar, but it’s most definitely one still worth looking forward to. We’ve been drip-fed info and stills from the show recently and now, we have a confirmed airdate. The series – based on King’s 2014 novel of the same name – will debut on Wednesday, August 9th.
The show stars Brendan Gleeson (28 Days Later…, Gangs of New York) as Detective Hodges, a retired cop who is taunted by a series of obscene and lurid letters and emails from deranged murderer Brady Hartsfield (Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway). 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.
Co-starring are Kelly Lynch as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool as Lou Linklatter. Newcomer Jharrel Jerome plays 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. Word is that King himself will appear in a cameo role.
David E. Kelley wrote the 10-episode series, which Jack Bender directs. Both also executive produce along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)