Now that production is underway in Charleston, South Carolina, Sonar Entertainment put out a press release announcing the official cast of Mr. Mercedes, a television adaptation of Stephen King's first hard-boiled detective tale.
The cast features 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. It also includes Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver.
Mr. Mercedes follows a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) 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 show will premiere later this year on the AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and be comprised of 10 hour-long episodes. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, The Practice) wrote the adaptation, and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome, Game of Thrones) is directing it.
Mr. Mercedes was published in June 2014 and quickly rose to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. It went on to win the Edgar Award for best novel. Mr. Mercedes is the first of a trilogy. The second novel in King's series, Finders Keepers, was published in June 2015 and the third, End of Watch, will hit store shelves June 7.
The series will premiere later this year on AUDIENCE Network exclusively on DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW.
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