It’s hard enough to find the sweet spot between streaming service subscriptions and what cable was costing us before we pulled the plug. NBC Universal isn’t making it any easier with Peacock, its new streaming service with different subscription tiers that range from being free to around 10 bucks a month. Peacock has a solid roster with some pretty fertile ground to pull from. TV, film, sports, and original content are all packaged with some highly sought after exclusive content, too.
Stephen King’s crime drama, Mr. Mercedes, is the crown jewel that Peacock hopes will make it irresistible to year long and Halloween horror fans alike.
Mr. Mercedes is based on King’s Bill Hodges novel trilogy: Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch. The timing is unique and actually pretty ingenious. When everyone is looking for something scary to watch, this fills the gap perfectly between King fans and whoever shares the TV with them that might not be up for Carrie or Salem’s Lot.
Mr. Mercedes follows an aging, retired detective who is taunted by a serial killer through emails, and letters. His determination to find the killer and protect his loved ones takes him down a dark road.
Mr. Mercedes is on Peacock October 15 and boasts an impressive cast including: Brendan Gleeson (28 Days Later), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs. Zombies), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Kelly Lynch (Road House), Nancy Travis (So I Married an Axe Murderer), Holland Taylor (Bill and Ted Face the Music) and many more.
Executive Producers are Stephen King himself and famed producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Goliath, Boston Public, Lake Placid)