Stephen King has always a busy man. Cranking out novel after novel. Some of which have turned into some great film adaptations. 2017 is no exception. The long awaited film adaptation of “The Dark Tower” is just around the corner. While Spike TV’s “The Mist” series has been a hit with fans thus far. Not to mention the re-imagining of Warner Brothers “IT” coming this Fall. King’s footprint is all over 2017.
Next in line is AT&T Audience Network’s adaptation of his serial killer thriller, “Mr. Mercedes.”
The adaptation comes from David E. Kelley and stars Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, a psychopathic killer who reemerges from a high-profile cold case to to torment Brendan Gleeson‘s Bill Hodges, a retired detective who’s off his game, but still bothered by the one cold case he never solved. What follows is a cat-and-mouse between the two men as Hodges makes it his mission to track down the creepy killer no matter the cost.
We should get even more details from San Diego Comic-Con next week.
Executive-produced by King, Kelley, and Jack Bender (Under the Dome), the series also starsMary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson; Justine Lupe (Younger) as Holly Gibney; Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Detective Peter Dixon; Kelly Lynch (The L Word) as Deborah Hartsfield; Ann Cusack (Better Call Saul) as Olivia Trelawney; Robert Stanton (True Story) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher; Holland Taylor (The Practice) as Ida Silver; and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
Catch the premiere on AUDIENCE Network August 9th at 8pm ET/PT on DIRECTV CH. 239, U-verse CH. 1114 or streaming on DIRECTV NOW.