AT&T Audience Network has started work on season two of the dramatic thriller, Mr. Mercedes, based on the Stephen King book series. Filming will get underway in Charleston, South Carolina next month, with AT&T Audience Network targeting a summer 2018 season two premiere. The network also confirmed season two will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
Season one cast members returning for season two include Brendan Gleeson (the Harry Potter film franchise) 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.
Season two has added Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Brady Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) as Assistant DA Antonio Montez.
Mr. Mercedes‘ second season is written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) and Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Live by Night). Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost) has committed to returning to direct eight of the 10 season two episodes.
Stephen King, David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Marty Bowen will executive produce the new season which is based on King’s second book of the Bill Hodges Trilogy, Finders Keepers. Mr. Mercedes was published in June 2014 followed by Finders Keepers in June 2015 and End of Watch in June 2016.
“Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” stated 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.”
The Season One Plot: Season one 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.