Next month’s “The Dark Tower,” September’s “IT” and Hulu’s upcoming “Castle Rock” aren’t the only adaptations of author Stephen King’s works on the way, another is Audience Network’s upcoming TV series adaptation of “Mr. Mercedes”.
Brendan Gleeson plays a retired police detective who receives a series of lurid letters and emails from ‘The Mercedes Killer’ (Harry Treadaway), a solipsistic and misanthropic serial killer responsible for a vehicular mass slaughter who plans an even more diabolical attack soon.
Soon the ex-cop is forced to undertake a private and not quite legal crusade to bring the killer to justice. Kelly Lynch, Jharrell Jerome, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe, Mary-Louise Parker and Holland Taylor also star in the series which has “Big Little Lies” and “Boston Legal” creator David E. Kelley as showrunner.
King, Kelley, and Jack Bender (“Game of Thrones,” “Lost”) serve as executive producers with Bender helming the pilot. “Mr. Mercedes” premieres on August 9th.