AT&T Audience Network has given Mr. Mercedes a renewal order for a third season. The popular crime thriller is based on the bestselling trilogy by Stephen King. According to the network, season three will begin production early next year. The new season, which will shoot in South Carolina, will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
AT&T Audience Network is targeting a 2019 premiere of the series’ third season.
Mr. Mercedes season three has David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) back to oversee the writer’s room. Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) is executive producing and directing. Stephen King, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Tom Lesinski, Jenna Santoianni, Shane Elrod, and Kate Regan are also executive producing the upcoming season.
“Stephen King breaking story, Brendan Gleeson heading the cast, Jack Bender leading the charge… I’m excited,” stated David E. Kelley.
“I am extremely proud of our show and I couldn’t be more excited to continue unraveling this story with Stephen King, David E. Kelley and our superlative cast led by Brendan Gleeson,” added Jack Bender.
“Mr. Mercedes has resonated with such a wide audience, so we’re thrilled to bring it back for a third season for our customers,” stated Daniel York, senior executive vice president and chief content officer for AT&T. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender and Sonar have crafted a series that honors the original work by Stephen King and we can’t wait to see where they take the show in a ‘post-Mr. Mercedes world.'”
A Look Back at Season 2:
“The 2nd season of Mr. Mercedes took place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield had been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges did 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 began to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges was haunted by the feeling that Brady was somehow responsible.”