AT&T Audience Network has released a new two-minute behind the scenes video from the upcoming season of Mr. Mercedes. The dramatic series is based on Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, End of Watch) and the new clip features two of the book and TV show’s lead characters, Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway). The behind the scenes video also has writers and executive producers David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, and Dennis Lehane talking about what’s in store in this new season.
Season two is set to premiere on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT. The second season consists of 10 one-hour episodes.
In addition to Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) and Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), the season one cast included 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. They return for season two and are joined by new cast members Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Brady Hartsfield’s physician, Dr. Felix Babineau; Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) as Dr. Babineau’s wife, Cora Babineau; and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) as Assistant DA Antonio Montez.
The Mr. Mercedes Plot: 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.
The second season takes 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 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.