First Teaser For Stephen King's MR. MERCEDES Season 2 Gives us a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Series
First of all, if you haven't watched the first season of Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes series yet, find a way to watch it and watch it! This is seriously one hell of a great show that will suck you right in and keep you on the edge of your seat.
The second season of the series is set to return this summer and today we have a first look to share with you that teases what lies ahead with the continued dark journey of Bill Hodges, who is awesomely played by Brendan Gleeson. The teaser features clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage.
The series is based on a trilogy of books focusing on Hodges, with the first book being Mr. Mercedes and with the subsequent novels being Finders Keepers and End of Watch.
The story follows a demented killer named Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) "who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (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."
David E. Kelley served as the first season's showrunner, and he previously talked about the plan for the upcoming season, saying:
"The master plan, which of course is always subject to change, is each book would represent a whole season, and Mr. Mercedes is the first season. Then we'll turn to season two and the second book, but we haven’t congregated as a writing group yet and begun to kick around stories for year two, so it's premature to say anything beyond that. But the concept, in success, is we would do each book as an entire season of 10 episodes."
The source material might only consist of three books, but Kelley would like to continue the story beyond those books:
"Yes, initially, though in success it could go on beyond that. That's everybody's plan, isn't it? You keep going and going and you keep finding more new stories. But going into this, the idea is that we have three books and in success it would make for three seasons and then, who knows? Maybe longer if we're having fun."
Mr. Mercedes returns on August 22nd to the AT&T Audience Network.