Mr. Mercedes has discovered a brand new dwelling in NBCUniversal’s lately launched streaming premium platform, Peacock.
The transfer to Peacock yields a brand new lease on life for Mr. Mercedes, the Stephen King adaptation crime sequence, which began life in 2017 as a broadcast providing on the AT&T-owned, DirecTV-exclusive Audience Network, solely to be left derelict with an unsure future after the channel’s dissolution this previous January. With the transfer—introduced on Sept. 21, King’s birthday, of all days—Mr. Mercedes Seasons 1 and a pair of will likely be bingeable on Peacock beginning on October 15. That premiere will finally be adopted by the present’s most up-to-date outing, 2019’s Season 3, which is able to arrive on a date to be introduced.
The sequence, which operates below a prolific creator/showrunner in David E. Kelley, adapts King’s novel trilogy—2014’s Mr. Mercedes, 2015’s Finders Keepers and 2016’s End of Watch—right into a serialized format. The story facilities on retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who has been drawn into an ongoing demented psychological rivalry with psychopathic serial killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), who bears the morbid nickname, Mr. Mercedes, after a claim-to-fame crime of driving a Mercedes right into a line of job seekers. Yet, Hartsfield makes use of a legal talent set that far-surpasses vehicular manslaughter, thrusting Hodges right into a perpetual battle to shield himself and his family members.
The solid of the sequence additionally consists of names similar to Mary-Louise Parker, Jack Huston, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Holland Taylor, Maximiliano Hernández, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Ann Cusack, Tessa Ferrer and Nancy Travis. Additionally, notables like Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Natalie Paul (The Blacklist) and Brett Gelman (Fleabag) fielded runs in Season 3. In addition to working the day-to-day of the sequence, Kelley serves as government producer and author, joined in that very same twin capability by Stephen King himself.