Stephen King's MR. MERCEDES Series Has Been Renewed for Season 3
I’m happy to report that the series adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes has been renewed for a third season by AT&T Audience Network.
This is such a great show, and the first two season are so well done. If you haven’t watched this show yet, you should check it out! It’s pretty dark and disturbing, though, so if you aren’t into crazy twisted shit, you might want to pass.
The series starts out brutally and if you can’t get past the very first episode, then this series isn’t for you. Daniel York, senior executive vice president and chief content officer for AT&T, had this to say in a statement:
“’Mr. Mercedes’ has resonated with such a wide audience, so we’re thrilled to bring it back for a third season for our customers. 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.’”
David E. Kelley will return to oversee the writer’s room with Jack Bender directing the series. Most of the creative team will return to develop the ten one-hour episodes.
There are three books in King’s Mr. Mercedes series, Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch. This third season will be based on the third book.
The second season of “Mr. Mercedes” took place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s (Harry Treadaway) 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 (Brendan Gleeson) did his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) 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.
As far as where the story goes next, here’s the description of King’s book End of Watch:
For nearly six years, in Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Brady Hartsfield has been in a persistent vegetative state. A complete recovery seems unlikely for the insane perpetrator of the “Mercedes Massacre,” in which eight people were killed and many more maimed for life. But behind the vacant stare, Brady is very much awake and aware, having been pumped full of experimental drugs...scheming, biding his time as he trains himself to take full advantage of the deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Brady Hartsfield is about to embark on a new reign of terror against thousands of innocents, hell-bent on taking revenge against anyone who crossed his path—with retired police detective Bill Hodges at the very top of that long list....
Production Mr. Mercedes season three is scheduled to begin in early 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina. It will then premiere later that same year.