NEWS - MR MERCEDES

Mr Mercedes Filming At Local Restaurant

Posted: February 17, 2017, 09:12:49

Filming of Mr Mercedes was done at Little Jack's on Wednesday.


Film crews took over Upper King Street restaurant Little Jack's Tavern today to film the TV adaptation of Stephen King's crime series 'Mr Mercedes.'

The cozy throwback-themed restaurant had a new sign up reading "Demasio's Lunch + Dinner," which evokes images of family-owned Italian joint. (This is a hard boiled detective story, after all.)

The crews chose a good rainy day to shoot, since the set included spouts for staged rain. Props and lighting was also set up alongside the forthcoming Pancito and Lefty building.

Police directing traffic said that shooting was set to continue into late afternoon. Little Jack's Tavern said they were closed for today only for filming.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Casting Call: Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 14, 2017, 11:55:41

Here's an interesting casting call for Mr Mercedes. Please note that it contains spoilers though so read at your own risk.


Extras casting call for the Charleston filming of "Mr. Mercedes"
Posted: 2/13/2017

MR. MERCEDES, the TV series based off the Stephen King Novel, is seeking over a 100 PAID Extras for a Job Fair Massacre scene.

Adult Males and Females (18 yrs & up) are needed for filming - Wednesday, February 22nd thru late morning of Saturday, February 25th. These scenes will be filmed dusk till dawn each date.

Filming in the North Charleston, SC area.

Only those available ALL 3 dates and comfortable with the hours needed should submit for this filming request.

Those available and interested in being considered should submit a current photo (which can be taken with a cell phone, name, phone, age, height/weight, clothing sizes, color/make/model/year vehicle you drive and City/State you reside.

Submissions should be sent to mrmercedesrequest@gmail.com with heading being 3 Dates Avail.

Production is also in need those with vehicles from 1995 - 2009. Anyone with such vehicles may be needed for 4 dates of filming - Tuesday, February 21st thru late morning of Saturday, February 25th.

Those familiar with the Mr. Mercedes novel will understand the importance of this filming sequence is to the series.

Mr Mercedes Continues Filming in Charleston

Posted: February 14, 2017, 08:43:20

Mr Mercedes continues filming in Charleston.



Many people in Charleston have posted about production crews in the area over the last few weeks.

“I think people, for the most part, enjoy these productions,” said Linda Lee, President of the Carolina Film Alliance. “It brings money into the community, certainly the neighborhoods where they’re actually being filmed.”

Thursday Beau Schuling, the publicist for the production, said crews will be filming in the greater Charleston area through May.

Schuling said filming is happening at sites all over area including Wagener Terrace/Hampton Park, Park Circle, the Cooper River Pier, and the International Longshoremen’s Association Hall on Morrison Drive.

One of the major production sites is in Goose Creek off of Red Bank Road.

Here are a few articles about it with photos.

Daily Disruption
Live 5 News

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Another Clip From The Set Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:07:37

Here is a clip from the set of Mr Mercedes.



And some photos...


Filming Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 8, 2017, 08:29:52

Here is yet another photo from the set of Mr Mercedes.

Mr Mercedes Filming In Goose Creek

Posted: February 7, 2017, 11:27:02

On Instagram mr_mercedestv is keeping us up to date with the filming of Mr Mercedes. In his last post he mentions that they will film in Goose Creek the upcoming days. So, if anyone is in the area, keep an eye open for them and also, take pictures and send to me.


Mr Mercedes is being set up to be filmed in Goose Creek right now. Signs say emergency parking only after 6am 02/07 so it will film tomorrow. A store between Food Lion and Mona’s Wings on Red Bank Rd has been being worked on for about a month.

New Photo From Mr Mercedes Set

Posted: February 7, 2017, 09:17:42

New photo from the set of Mr Mercedes.

More From The Set Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 3, 2017, 12:02:58

Here are two more photos from the set of Mr Mercedes.



From The Set Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 3, 2017, 11:26:33

Holy Cinema reports from the set of Mr Mercedes.


After seeing crew signs and production trucks scattered around the upper peninsula the past few weeks, we ran across the filming of the Mr. Mercedes TV series on Sans Souci Street today in North Central. The show is based on the Stephen King detective novel trilogy.

The crew has been filming a few days at a time over the past few weeks, setting up shop downtown at a couple of different locales. Trucks and crews have been seen staging at the Charleston Rifle Club off Heriot Street.



If anyone of you live there or close by, go take photos and send them to me.

Read the entire article here.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Clip From Mr Mercedes Set

Posted: January 31, 2017, 11:27:13

Here is a clip from the set of Mr Mercedes.


Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Mr Mercedes Set To Premiere This Fall

Posted: January 31, 2017, 09:18:00

Production on the 10-episode show from Sonar Entertainment is underway in Charleston, SC and according to this article the premiere is slated for this fall. Casting for Mr Mercedes is coming together. Here is a list of what we know so far.

Brendan Gleeson (Detective Bill Hodges)
Harry Treadaway (Brady Hartsfield)
Jharrel Jerome (Jerome Robinson)
Justine Lupe (Holly Gibney)


Scott Lawrence (Detective Peter Dixon)
Robert Stanton (Anthony “Robi” Frobisher)
Ann Cusack (Olivia Trelawney)
Mary-Louise Parker (Janey Patterson)
Holland Taylor (Ida Silver)
Kelly Lynch (Deborah Hartsfield)
Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter)

Holly Gibney In Mr Mercedes Cast

Posted: January 28, 2017, 01:32:47

Justine Lupe will play Holly Gibney in the movie version of Mr Mercedes, the younger cousin of Janey and Olivia who has some “issues”: OCD, synesthesia, sensory processing disorder. But she’s also terribly observant, refreshingly unfiltered and unaware of her innocence, which is oddly endearing.


Read more here.

Mary-Louise Parker Plays Janey Patterson

Posted: January 25, 2017, 00:35:19

Mary-Louise Parker plays Janey Patterson in Mr Mercedes. Janey is the younger sister of the late Olivia Trelawney.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Casting News For Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 20, 2017, 21:41:59

Here are some casting news for Mr Mercedes.

Jharrel Jerome will play Jerome Robinson and Holland Taylor will replace Ann-Margret in the role of the prickly, outspoken, self-serving Ida Silver who is the next-door neighbor of Hodges.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Mr Mercedes: TV Series Faithful to the Book?

Posted: January 10, 2017, 12:50:55

Are the details in the Mr Mercedes casting call an indication that the adaptation will be faithful to the book?


The Berkeley Independent reports that an extras casting call for Mr. Mercedes, the next Stephen King work to be adapted to the screen, has finally gone out. What is especially interesting about the call is how specific its requests are. In fact, the level of detail in the casting call may suggest a few things about the plot of the adaptation and how faithfully it will adhere to the Stephen King-penned hardboiled crime thriller it is based on.

Read the article here.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Mr Mercedes Filming Soon

Posted: January 9, 2017, 12:29:08

Mr Mercedes is gearing up to start filming. We have confirmation from this casting call that they will be shooting in the Charleston area the week of February 21-24.


Tona B. Dahlquist Casting is looking for paid extras of "all ages ethnicities and types" for a 10-episode television series being shot in the Charleston area this month.

Casting directors are also looking for "a set of twins," Caucasian babies (preferably girls) 7-9 months of age.

Interested actors should be available for filming multiple days and nights the week of February 21-24.

They're also looking for several real police officers, EMTs/ paramedics and firemen as well as anyone who owns a vehicle made between 1990 and 2011.

Interested parties can visit the Casting Facebook page for more information as well as updated casting needs.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Casting Call For Mr Mercedes

Posted: December 24, 2016, 01:02:20

Casting Call for Mr Mercedes. Infant Twins and Drivers with Cars older than 2009


Production Description

Casting the Audience Network 10-part TV series "Mr. Mercedes," starring Brendan Gleeson, and based on the novel by Stephen King. Project description: "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. Project will premiere in 2018 on Audience Network, a joint venture of AT&T and DirecTV."

Check it out here and here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

Ann-Margret Cast In Mr Mercedes

Posted: December 22, 2016, 22:51:13

Ann-Margret has been cast in Mr Mercedes and will play the next-door neighbor of Bill Hodges.


Ann-Margret will play will play Ida Silver, the next-door neighbor of Gleeson's Det. Bill Hodges. Ida doesn't miss much and is a real piece of work: prickly, outspoken, self-serving, intimidating and vulnerable.

Best known for film roles such as Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, Tommy and Grumpy Old Men, Ann-Margret's TV credits include Ray Donovan, CSI and Law & Order: SVU, for which she won an Emmy. She is repped by ICM and AM Productions & Management.


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Deborah Hartsfield In Mr Mercedes Cast

Posted: December 14, 2016, 08:43:41

Deadline reports that Kelly Lynch has been cast in Mr Mercedes.


Kelly Lynch has landed a key role in Mr. Mercedes, AT&T Audience Network’s upcoming drama series. Lynch will play Deborah Hartsfield, Brady Hartsfield's complicated mother. Despite her troubles, Deborah tries to have a normal relationship with her deeply troubled son but she is rarely successful.

Great casting if you ask me.

Mr Mercedes To Film In Charleston

Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:49:02

Mr Mercedes is going to be filmed in Charleston.


Stephen King's 2014 novel "Mr Mercedes," a police thriller and the first of the best-selling author's Bill Hodges Trilogy, will be made into a 10-episode TV series to be shot in Charleston starting early next year.

The book was adapted by showrunner David E. Kelley and produced by Sonar Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will star Brendan Gleeson (HBO's "Into the Storm") and premier in 2018 on DirecTV and AT7T Uverse. Executive producers are Kelley and Jack Bender.

The production team currently is looking for background extras and stand-ins. For information, go to their site.


Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Harry Treadaway To Replace Yelchin In Mr Mercedes

Posted: October 14, 2016, 14:57:16

Mr Mercedes series is moving forward. Harry Treadaway will replace the late Anton Yelchin as Brady Hartsfield. The series is slated for a 2018 debut on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.


David E. Kelley's series adaptation of Mr. Mercedes is moving forward.

The forthcoming AT&T Audience Network drama has tapped Penny Dreadful grad Harry Treadaway to replace the late Anton Yelchin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Treadaway will play Brady Hartsfield, a mentally deranged ice cream truck driver and IT worker who is secretly the Mercedes Killer. He will star opposite Brendan Gleeson, who will portray Detective Bill Hodges, a retired cop driven out of retirement when an old nemesis reappears.

The adaptation received a straight-to-series order in May with Yelchin and Gleeson attached. However, the Star Trek actor was tragically killed in a car accident the following month. He was 27 years old.

Kelley will serve as showrunner on the series, which is being produced by Sonar Entertainment. Jack Bender (Lost) is set to direct. The duo will executive produce with Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Mr. Mercedes is slated for a 2018 debut on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Test Your Knowledge

Posted: June 3, 2016, 09:08:54

How well do you know the Bill Hodges Trilogy? Take the test here.

King's Choice For Holly

Posted: May 26, 2016, 16:06:03

From the moderator of King's board about who King would like to see play Holly Gibney in Mr Mercedes:


Steve's choice for Holly has always been Mary Lynn Rajskub, who I think would be great in that part. Will be interesting to see if that works out.


I think she would be perfect!

Mr Mercedes TV Series Set For 2018

Posted: May 26, 2016, 00:24:14

Hollywood Reporter reports that the TV Series will run as a 10-episode series on AT&T's Audience Network. David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, The Practice) and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) will executive produce the series, with the former set to write the first episode and serve as showrunner.

Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin have been tapped to star in the drama produced as Detective Bill Hodges and Brady Hartsfield. No word on other casting yet.


Thanks to Rick Urban

Bad News For Mr Mercedes TV Show

Posted: May 23, 2016, 12:14:11

When asked about the status on the Mr Mercedes TV show the moderator of King’s board had the following to say.


The last I heard from Stephen a month or so ago was that it had been back-burnered so don't expect to see it anytime soon.

David E. Kelly to Script Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 14, 2015, 00:36:56

Here is an update about the limited TV series based on Mr Mercedes. We know from earlier that the plan is to do 10-episodes. No word on when we can expect to see it yet though.


David E. Kelley is plotting his return to the small screen.

The prolific producer, who most recently showran CBS' The Crazy Ones, has signed on to adapt Stephen King's best-selling novel Mr. Mercedes as a limited series.

Sonar Entertainment will package the drama as a limited series, with Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) attached to pen the script. Lost's Jack Bender will direct and exec produce alongside Kelley, Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, and Sonar's Gene Stein. The project marks a reunion for King and Bender, who most recently teamed on CBS' summer drama Under the Dome.

Read the entire article here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Mr Mercedes To Be A 10-episode TV series

Posted: July 15, 2014, 01:50:38

The Moderator on King's official board revealed that Mr Mercedes will be turned into a 10-episode TV series with Jack Bender on the production team.