We have good news for those of you wondering where you’ll be able to watch the new miniseries focused on a tale from Stephen King, “Mr. Mercedes.” THR is reporting that AT&T’s Audience Network is adding the scripted drama to its roster.
The home of originals including “Kingdom” has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes.” Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin have been tapped to star in the project produced by Sonar Entertainment. “Mr. Mercedes” will premiere in 2018 on both DirecTV and AT&T Uverse.
“Mr. Mercedes” centers on a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective 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 can strike again. Gleeson will play Detective Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is driven out of retirement after an old nemesis reappears, while Yelchin will portray Brady Hartsfield, a mentally deranged ice cream truck driver and IT worker for Cyber Patrol (aka Geek Squad) who is secretly the Mercedes Killer.
The book was published in June 2014 and shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list before going on to win the Edgar Award for best novel. It is the first of a trilogy from King with the second novel, Finders Keepers, published in June 2015. The third, End of Watch, is due June 7.
More as it comes.