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WATCH: Behind-the-scenes teaser of Mr Mercedes Season 2

June 7th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Yes! We have a look behind the scenes/teaser for Mr Mercedes Season 2 and we’re loving it!

The Mr Mercedes books (Finders Keepers and End of Watch round out the trilogy) have arguably been Stephen King’s best work in years and the first series of Mr Mercedes was pretty on the money when it come to telling the story of retired police man, Brendan Gleeson’s Bill Hodges, who goes after the one big case that got away… the Mercedes Killer, so called because he mowed down a bunch of people standing in line in the hope of getting work, killing men, women and children, here played by Harry Treadaway.

The second season, which from the trailer seems to be taking parts of both sequel novels, while creating anew take on the story, arrives in August.

A small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel “Mr. Mercedes” is headed to the AT&T Audience Network on Wednesday, August 9th, and we’ve got a sneak peek today via a behind the scenes featurette. It offers up the very first footage from the series, along with some chatter from King himself.

Brendan Gleeson leads as Detective Bill Hodges, along with Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield. Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) is cast as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. Kelly Lynch (Deborah Hartsfield), Justine Lupe (Holly Gibney) and Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter) also star. King himself will appear in a cameo role.

Based on Stephen King’s 2014 book, “Mr. Mercedes” follows demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway), who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

David E. Kelley wrote adaptation, produced by Sonar Entertainment. Jack Bender directs. Both executive produce along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….