Following last week’s full trailer, AT&T Audience Network has put out another, shorter look at their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes.
A sinister detective thriller with not insubstantial horror elements, Mr. Mercedes 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. Stephen King himself is expected to 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.
Mr. Mercedes premieres on AT&T on Wednesday, August 9th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)