With ‘IT’ heading to cinemas, Hulu‘s Castle Rock announced for television, and The Mist finding a home on Spike, the Stephen King adaptations don’t seem to be slowing down. Now, Audience Network has announced the newest television adaptation, Mr. Mercedes, with an official trailer – featuring a man in a clown mask, a blood-splattered car and an alcoholic ex-cop.
From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Lost), Mr. Mercedes tells the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop (3-time Golden Globe nominated Brendan Gleeson) to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.
Mr. Mercedes stars Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Breeda Wool (Unreal) as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe (Francis Ha) as Holly Gibney, and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver.
Mr. Mercedes Premieres Aug. 9 on AUDIENCE Network