We have some great news for Stephen King fans! The adaptation for Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes is moving forward and now has a full cast… and oh what a cast it is!
According to Deadline:
“Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) leads as Detective Bill Hodges, along with Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield. Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) is cast as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join previously announced Kelly Lynch (as Deborah Hartsfield), Justine Lupe (Holly Gibney) and Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter).”
What an amazing cast! David E. Kelley is writing the adaptation and Jack Bender (Lost) is set to direct, with amazing cast and crew this series is starting to look real promising. It’s not always easy to do a television series adaptation, but with this story premise maybe it will work out perfectly.
“Based on Stephen King’s 2014 book, Mr. Mercedes follows demented killer Hartsfield, who taunts retired police detective Hodges 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 is able to strike again.”
The premise seems exciting and perfect for a television series. Each episode will most likely be about tracking the killer down full of fun twists and turns and we can’t wait! What do you guys think so far?