Virginia Kull Cast In Mr Mercedes

Posted: February 9, 2018, 13:40
Virginia Kull has been cast in Mr Mercedes.

Virginia Kull is set for a recurring role in Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s breakout series Mr. Mercedes. Kull will play Sadie McDonald, a nurse on the neurology ward— known as the “Brain Bucket” — at Mercy General Hospital. An epileptic who has recently gone off her medication, she’s prone to occasional microscopic seizures which pull her away from the task at hand. Her most famous patient is Brady Hartsfield, the infamous Mercedes killer.

Thanks to Dimitris Tso

Tessa Ferrer Cast For Deason 2 Of Mr Mercedes

Posted: January 20, 2018, 00:48
Deadline reports that Tessa Ferrer has been cast as a series regular for season 2 of Mr Mercedes.

Grey’s Anatomy alumna Tessa Ferrer is set as a series regular opposite Jack Huston in Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s breakout series Mr. Mercedes. Production begins next month in Charleston, SC, on the Sonar Entertainment-produced Stephen King adaptation.

Ferrer will play Cora Babineau, wife of Dr. Felix Babineau (Huston) and head of marketing at a major pharmaceutical corporation, who’s even more ambitious than she is beautiful. If her husband has a genius for manipulating people from the inside out as he reaches into their brains and rewires them, Cora has a genius for influencing people from the outside in. Her beauty, brains and force of will, judiciously softened with poise and extreme charm, make her a formidable saleswoman, of whatever she’s peddling.

Casting For Mr Mercedes Season 2

Posted: January 12, 2018, 08:31
Next week production on the second season of Mr. Mercedes will commence in February in Charleston, South Carolina. In the new 10 hour long episodes season we’ll see two new castmembers: Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston and Sicario‘s Maximillian Hernandez.

Huston has been cast as Brady’s doctor, Dr. Felix Babineau and Hernandez will take the role of Assistant DA Antonio Montez.

Season 2 premieres on DIRECTV sometime this summer.

Source: EW

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

Mr Mercedes Renewed For A Second Season

Posted: October 10, 2017, 23:44
AT&T's Audience Network announced today that there will be a second season of Mr Mercedes. Filming will begin in Febrary 2018 and have it's premiere launching later in the year.

Press Release: EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017 – Leading up to the highly anticipated season finale tomorrow, Oct. 11 at 8pm ET/PT, AUDIENCE Network is pleased to announce that it has picked up this year’s break out show, “Mr. Mercedes,” for a second season. Production for the 10 one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina with the premiere launching later in the year. The series is produced by Sonar Entertainment.

Returning for the second season will be television veterans David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) as director. King, Kelley and Bender will also continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write. The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers” and “End of Watch.”

“I’m excited and thrilled,” said Kelley. “Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson…this is a special team indeed.”

“Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” said Bender. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colorful characters to life. With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T AUDIENCE Network. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”

“AT&T AUDIENCE Network has been a great home for the series and we are thrilled to be moving forward with the entire creative team returning,” added Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “We can’t wait to get back into production and deliver another outstanding season.”

Season 1 of “Mr. Mercedes” followed a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan 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.

Stephen King describes “Mr. Mercedes” as his first hard-boiled detective tale. The novel was published by Scribner in June 2014 and became an immediate No. 1 New York Times Bestseller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that “Mr. Mercedes” was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, “Finders Keepers,” was published by Scribner in June 2015, and the third novel, “End of Watch,” was published by Scribner in June 2016.

“Mr. Mercedes” season 1 episodes are available OnDemand on DIRECTV and U-verse platforms to DirecTV and U-verse customers. AT&T AUDIENCE Network is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114 and via live streaming on the DIRECTV and U-verse apps and DIRECTV NOW.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Dimitris Tso

My Interview With Dennis Lehane

Posted: August 1, 2017, 10:15
Here is an interview I did with Dennis Lehane who wrote four episodes of Mr Mercedes.

Stephen gave us such great source material that we didn’t range too far from it. We tended to drill down on things because we had the space. But we didn’t deviate too far from the foundational text.

Holland Taylor Talks Mr Mercedes (Comic Con)

Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:33
Here are some clips with Holland Taylor talking about his character (Ida) in Mr Mercedes.

About working on cable versus network for Mr. Mercedes

Aabout her character in Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King's involvement in her character on Mr. Mercedes

Why her character was added to Mr. Mercedes

About the types of characters she plays

Thanks to Tai Freligh at

Breeda Wool Talks Mr Mercedes (Comic Con)

Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:28
Here are some clips with Breeda Wool talking about his character (Lou) in Mr Mercedes.

About meeting Stephen King

Hopes for a season two

About reading the book for her character

About her character's relationship to Brady Hartsfield

About her character on Mr. Mercedes

Thanks to Tai Freligh at

Kelly Lynch Talks Mr Mercedes (Comic Con)

Posted: July 27, 2017, 09:21
Here are some clips with Kelly Lynch talking about his character (Brady's Mother) in Mr Mercedes.

Making Mr. Mercedes as a TV show instead of a movie

About preparing to play Brady Hartsfield's mom

About her dysfunctional relationship with her son on Mr. Mercedes

About being a superfan of Stephen King

Whether or not she'll see The Dark Tower movie

Thanks to Tai Freligh at

Jack Bender Talks Mr Mercedes (Comic Con)

Posted: July 27, 2017, 08:27
Executive producer Jack Bender talks about Mr Mercedes.

About the support of AT&T for making the Mr. Mercedes show his way

About handling of violence and gore on Mr. Mercedes

About the freedom of cable for Mr. Mercedes

Thanks to Tai Freligh at

Mr Mercedes Panel At TCA 2017

Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:46
At Tuesday’s Television Critics Association press tour panel for Mr Mercedes we got some new info about the series.

~ ~ SPOILER ~ ~

The ending of King’s book is very similar to the Manchester, UK, terror attack earlier this year. Producers confirmed that they changed the series ending. Director Jack Bender said that the show’s choice to change that framework was decided early on and was a “better way to make it a potentially more catastrophic event.”

Bender also said the series will not shy away from showing the dark or disturbing aspects of such events because it had a responsibility to show how such monsters affect people and “how lives are destroyed by one heinous act”. “Mr. Mercedes will just put the audience in that horror and not try to walk the tightrope.”

Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson, Mary Louise Parker, Jahrrel Jerome, Holland Taylor, Kely Lynch and Harry Treadaway.

Other tidbits included…

…King had said he wishes he’d written some of the changes they made.

…Holland Taylor’s Character Ida wasn’t in the book but is there to humanize Bill.

…Audience Network guy said that the last six episodes of Mr Mercedes will be the best thing we have seen on TV all year.”

Harry Treadaway Talks Mr Mercedes (Comic Con)

Posted: July 25, 2017, 09:30
Here are some clips with Harry Treadaway talking about his character (Brady) in Mr Mercedes.

Will there be a second season?

Who's Brady?

More on Brady

Did you read all three books?

Speaking with an American accent in Mr. Mercedes

Thanks to Tai Freligh at

Interview With Hannah Bender; Costume Designer

Posted: July 25, 2017, 01:38
Here is an interview I just did with Hannah Bender, costume designer for Mr Mercedes. Her job is to make sure everyone clothes is as they should and I think you’ll keep a closer eye on the characters clothes after you read what she has to say… She also sent along a few really cool behind-the-scenes photos.

Mr Mercedes Running For 3 Seasons?

Posted: July 24, 2017, 09:04

Mr Mercedes had its Comic Con panel yesterday and the Internet flooded with photos and videos from the event. Below are two clips. One where Harry Treadaway (Brady) talks about his part and one where the cast talks about the show.

As usually there were other news coming from the panel and the following interviews as well…

- Director Jack Bender said he hopes to do three seasons of Mr Mercedes. One based on each of the three book.

- At the end of the panel a clip was shown that featured a bloody cameo from Stephen King.

Stay tuned, more videos are coming…

IT & Mr Mercedes At Comic Con

Posted: July 20, 2017, 08:45
Comic Con is here and this year both Mr Mercedes and IT are present and this is what we can expect.

Wednesday July 19 (yesterday): A screening of the new trailer was done and the audience loved it. Now word on when it will be released online yet but it should be fairly soon. Oh, and Georgie was there…

Sunday July 23: The Mr Mercedes panel.

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8

Do you have King related photos from Comic Con? Please send them to me and I’ll post them here. Oh, and if you find any cool King swag, pick up an extra for me, OK?

Mr Mercedes Episode 1 - 4: A Spoiler Free Review

Posted: July 18, 2017, 23:32
I have a rule that says in order to determine if a TV show is good or not you need to see at least four episodes. That is about how long it takes for you to get into the characters, get a sense of where the show is going and what the creators want to tell you. I have been lucky enough to get a chance to see the first four episodes of Mr Mercedes and in this spoiler free review I’ll let you know if this is a show you need to see…