(PCM) Mr. Mercedes is ready to roll out to the masses. Audience Network has announced that Mr. Mercedes will premiere on August 9th at 8pm. The series is being adapted from the 2014 Stephen King novel of the same name.
Mr. Mercedes follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan 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. Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe and Ann Cusack also star, along with Mary Louise-Parker and Holland Taylor.
David E. Kelley who just finished a rollercoaster of a hit show for HBO in Big Little Lies, wrote and adapted for television and Jack Bender (Game of Thrones) directed multiple episodes. The duo serve as executive producers, along with King and Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Stephen King has hinted via his twitter account that he may make a cameo on the show.
Mr. Mercedes, also will be available on DirecTV Now, joins Audience Network original series Kingdom, Ice, You Me Her and Rogue. The show will be produced by Sonar Entertainment.