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Mr. Mercedes Renewed For Season 3 By Audience Network

Mr. Mercedes, inspired by the book trilogy by Stephen King, has been renewed for a third season at AT&T’s Audience Network.

Executive producer Jack Bender is returning to direct with David E. Kelley coming back to oversee the writer’s room. Production on Season 3 is scheduled to begin in Charleston, South Carolina in early 2019. The 10-episode season will premiere later next year.

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the first season followed a retired detective, Bill Hodges, haunted by the case of a killer, Brady Hartsfield, who murdered 16 people in a stolen Mercedes and who remains undiscovered two years later, only for the killer to reemerge and begin taunting the detective, leading the two to engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 takes place a year after Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, including Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Hartsfield, returned for the 10-episode second season along with newcomers Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario).

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Watch The New Mr. Mercedes Season 2 Trailer 

A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective 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 can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and adapted for television by David E. Kelley. All three serve as Executive Producers.

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 premieres Wednesday, August 22nd at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239.

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AT&T AUDIENCE Network to Bring ‘Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience’ & Show Panel To 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International

The AT&T AUDIENCE Network series “Mr. Mercedes,” produced by Sonar Entertainment, is returning to San Diego Comic-Con July 19-21 with the cast and creators of season 2 for the “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” and show panel.

The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will give fans a glimpse into the past and a peek into the future of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series based on the trilogy by Stephen King. Fans can be the first to play the virtual reality (VR) escape room game, “Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape,” on the HTC Vive Pro – the next generation of VR headsets. In the “Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers” augmented reality (AR) adventure game, they’ll collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.

The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will include:

– Augmented Reality Adventure Game – Download the app to embark on an AR-driven investigation helping Detective Bill Hodges crack the case and claim a reward if you succeed.
– Virtual Reality Escape Room Game – Be fully immersed in a virtual escape room inside Brady’s lair. Escape before time runs out or you’re trapped forever!
– Recreating the Physical World of “Mr. Mercedes” – The show’s set designers are recreating Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady’s lair using actual props.
– Bringing Brady to Life Through Projection Mapping – 3-D light projection will creepily bring Brady to life in his hospital bed. Is he in a coma or did you just see him move?
– Lenticular Photo Experience – This photo op will transform the participant’s face into Brady’s along with a socially shareable GIF.
– Private Screening Room – Media, VIP and lucky fans will get the chance to watch a sneak peek of season 2.

The series picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, which includes Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter”) as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (“Moonlight”) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (“Avatar”) as Detective Peter Dixon, Breeda Wool (“Unreal”) as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe (“Francis Ha”) as Holly Gibney, Nancy Travis (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Donna Hodges, and Holland Taylor (“The Truman Show”) as Ida Silver, is joined by Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Brady Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, Tessa Ferrer (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Dr. Babineau’s wife Cora Babineau, and Maximiliano Hernandez (“Sicario”) as Assistant DA Antonio Montez for season 2.

Season 2 of “Mr. Mercedes” will premiere on AT&T AUDIENCE Network on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Important Info:

“Mr. Mercedes Immserive Experience”
Dates: Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21
Location: 643 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT, daily

Fans who pre-register for the “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” at att.com/MrMercedesSDCC will receive a commemorative pin and chance to get a fast pass.

 “Mr. Mercedes” Official Comic-Con Panel
(Date/Time and Panelists TBA)

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Mr. Mercedes Renewed For A Second Season

Leading up to the highly anticipated season finale tomorrow, October 11 at 8pm ET/PT, AUDIENCE Network is pleased to announce that it has picked up this year’s break out show, “Mr. Mercedes,” for a second season. Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year.

Returning for the second season will be television veterans David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) as director. King, Kelley and Bender will also continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write. The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers” and “End of Watch.”

“I’m excited and thrilled,” said Kelley. “Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson…this is a special team indeed.”

“Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” said Bender. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colorful characters to life. With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”

“AT&T AUDIENCE Network has been a great home for the series and we are thrilled to be moving forward with the entire creative team returning,” added Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “We can’t wait to get back into production and deliver another outstanding season.”

Season 1 of “Mr. Mercedes” followed a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) 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.

Stephen King describes “Mr. Mercedes” as his first hard-boiled detective tale. The novel was published by Scribner in June 2014 and became an immediate No. 1 New York Times Bestseller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that “Mr. Mercedes” was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, “Finders Keepers,” was published by Scribner in June 2015, and the third novel, “End of Watch,” was published by Scribner in June 2016.

Mr. Mercedes season 1 episodes are available OnDemand on DIRECTV and U-verse platforms to DirecTV and U-verse customers. AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114 and via live streaming on the DIRECTV and U-verse apps and DIRECTV NOW.

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Watch The Trailer For Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

The official trailer for the AT&T Original Mr. Mercedes is here! From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Catch the premiere on Audience Network August 9th at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV CH. 239, U-verse CH. 1114 or streaming on DIRECTV NOW.

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Watch A Sneak Peek of The AT&T Audience Network Series Mr. Mercedes

Nothing revs up David E. Kelley like a good character piece, and the small-screen guru’s new series, Mr. Mercedes, hums with horror and humanity in its tale of a retired cop and his murderous young arch villain.

Due Aug. 9 on the AT&T Audience Network, available to DirecTV subscribers, the 10-episode first season adapts Stephen King’s modern-day take on the hardboiled detective genre. Brendan Gleeson stars as Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime who gets his groove back when the psychopathic killer (Harry Treadaway) from a high-profile cold case re-emerges to mock the old man.

“People will come to Mr. Mercedes for the thrills that Stephen King so readily offers and they will stay for the richness and characters,” says Kelley (Big Little Lies), the show’s executive producer.

Hodges is still bothered by the one case he couldn’t solve, a tragedy where innocents waiting to get into a job fair were maimed and murdered by a man in a clown mask who mowed them down in a stolen Mercedes. But that cop’s life is in the rear-view mirror, and much of Hodges’ sedentary existence since then revolves around beer and highly caloric food.

“It’s the story that waits for us all,” Kelley says. Finding meaning in life “is a quest early on and only intensifies as we get older, and it definitely does for Bill Hodges.”

Old wounds are reopened when Hodges begins receiving strange letters, videos and emails with a wicked smiley face from the “Mercedes Killer,” aka Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway), a computer-store clerk who has an incestuous relationship with his mother (Kelly Lynch) and holds down a second job as an ice-cream vendor to keep an eye on Hodges and his associates.

Bill and Brady’s relationship has a Batman/Joker dynamic, and there’s a reality to Brady that makes him much creepier than King’s other literary villains: While the killer car of Christine seems fantastical, it’s not hard to imagine a guy decided to run down job seekers on a whim.

“Obviously that character is very much a monster, but one we’re able to feel for, and that’s no easy trick,” Kelley says of Brady. “You see how he got there and in a way that makes him more terrifying. You’re not able to dismiss him as just an aberrant example of human life.”

For a supporting cast, Hodges has love interest Janey Patterson (Mary-Louise Parker), nosy yet good-hearted neighbor Ida (Holland Taylor) and a pair of crime-solving partners: Jerome Robinson (Jharrel Jerome), Hodges’ teenage lawn mower who happens to be a whip-smart computer whiz; and Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe), a troubled woman with a personal connection to the case.

“In all of them there’s something haunting,” Kelley says. “There’s a vulnerable need for relevance that they search for. It makes them surprisingly human under really extraordinary circumstances.”

(Reprinted from USA Today)

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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Trilogy Boxed Set

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A magnificently packaged boxed set of hardcover editions of Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch by Stephen King, the Edgar award–winning trilogy starring Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, Jerome Robinson, and the diabolical Mercedes Killer, Brady Hartsfield—with unique new jackets and case.

You can pre-order the set HERE for $90 and it will be released on June 7, 2015.

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Win A Signed Copy of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes & Finders Keepers

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StephenKing.com has teamed up with Scribner to give you a chance to receive a signed copy of Mr. Mercedes, a signed copy of Finders Keepers, and a Finders Keepers broadside! In addition to that Grand Prize, 40 First Prize winners will receive one hardcover edition of Mr. Mercedes and one hardcover edition of Finders Keepers; 100 Second Prize winners will receive one Finders Keepers broadside. Use the HERE to enter now.

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Plans For A Limited TV Series Adaptation Based On Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Trilogy Announced

Plans for a limited TV series adaptation based on the Mr. Mercedes trilogy have been announced. The series will be written by David E. Kelley and directed by Jack Bender. A network has not yet been announced for distribution of the series.

Sonar Entertainment will develop Stephen King’s bestselling novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series for television. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, The Practice) is attached to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost) will direct. Both will also serve as executive producers, as will Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey and Sonar Entertainment CEO Gene Stein.

Mr. Mercedes, which King describes as his first hard-boiled detective tale, was published by Scribner in June. The story focuses on a psychopathic killer who commits mass murder by driving his Mercedes into a crowd and the recently retired cop who makes it his mission to bring him down. Mr. Mercedes is the first of a projected trilogy.  The second novel, Finders Keepers, will be published by Scribner in May of this year.

“This is an amazing opportunity to adapt a script from material penned by one of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished authors,” said Kelley. “Mr. Mercedes is a great story that will translate beautifully to the screen if I don’t mess it up.”

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Stephen King Announces That His Novel Mr. Mercedes Is The First Book In A Trilogy; Next Book “Finders Keepers” Due In 2015

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Stephen King announced on Twitter yesterday that Mr. Mercedes is the first novel in a proposed trilogy about Hodges, Jerome and Holly.

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The characters will all return in the book Finders Keepers in 2015.

Following up on his Tweet earlier this week, Stephen King posted a message concerning his projected Mr. Mercedes trilogy and 2015 publication plans. You can read his message in its entirety here.

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