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Mr. Mercedes: Season Two Renewal for Audience Network Series

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Mr. Mercedes isn't retiring anytime soon. Deadline reports Audience Network has renewed the TV show for a second season.Based on the book by Stephen King, the crime drama centers on a deranged murderer and his provocation of a retired police officer. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, and Ann Cusack.Read More…
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Exclusive interview with Harry Treadaway on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Harry Treadaway from Mr. Mercedes

Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful, The Lone Ranger) plays Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, hiding his British accent and comparing his character on Penny Dreadful to his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about speaking with an American accent in the show. He’s British.

Here he talks about his character in the show.

Here he talks about his character on Penny Dreadful versus his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about reading the first and second books in the trilogy as source material for his character.

Here he talks about the chances of a second season of the show based on the second book in the trilogy.

From Executive Producers Stephen King,
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Exclusive interview with Kelly Lynch on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Kelly Lynch from Mr. Mercedes

Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels, Road House, Drugstore Cowboy) plays Deborah Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about playing Brady Hartsfield’s creepy mom, about her character and how much of a Stephen King superfan she is.

Here she talks about her rather inappropriate relationship with her son.

Here she talks about preparing to play the character and whether or not it sticks with her after the acting is done.

Here she talks about how much of a superfan she is of Stephen King and his books and being involved in the show.

Here she talks about The Dark Tower books and whether or not she’ll see the movie.

Here she talks about the advantages of making a
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Exclusive interview with Jharrel Jerome on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Jharrel Jerome from Mr. Mercedes

Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) plays Jerome in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, what he learned from Jack Bender and what it was like to be on stage at the Oscars for Moonlight‘s dramatic win.

Here he talks about his character.

Here he talks about reading the book to get insight into his character.

He also was in Moonlight and talks about being onstage when the film won the Best Picture Oscar.

Here he talks about what he learned from executive producer/director Jack Bender while on set for Mr. Mercedes.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police
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Exclusive interview with Breeda Wool on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Breeda Wool from Mr. Mercedes

Breeda Wool (UnREAL, The Faith Diaries) plays Lou Linklatter in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, meeting Stephen King, and her hopes for a second season.

Here she talks about her character on the show.

Here she talks about her character and her relationship with Brady Hartsfield.

Here she talks about reading the source material for her character.

Here she talks about hopes for a season two.

Here she talks about meeting Stephen King.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private,
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Exclusive interview with Holland Taylor on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Holland Taylor from Mr. Mercedes

Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and a Half Men) plays Ida Silver in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, how much consultation there was with Stephen King, and the types of characters she usually plays.

Here she talks about how her character is not in the books.

Here she talks about why her character was added to the show.

Here she talks about the types of characters she typically plays, especially when David Kelley is involved (like on The Practice).

Here she talks about how Stephen King consulted with the showrunners on the creation of her character.

Here she talks about the advantages of the show being on cable versus a network.

From Executive Producers Stephen King,
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Exclusive interview with Jack Bender on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Jack Bender about Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome, Game of Thrones) is an Executive Producer and Director for Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about portraying violence and gore on the show, hopes for more seasons, and how much he read of the trilogy of books the show is based on.

On hopes for a second and third season of Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him.

Here he talks about how he wanted to make the violence realistic, but not glorified on the show.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him and the support of At&T and DirecTV to do the show they wanted to do.
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Mr. Mercedes Comic-Con panel photos and video

Executive Producer Jack Bender and select cast members of the upcoming Mr. Mercedes television show put on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year. In attendance were Jharrel Jerome, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, and Breeda Wool. Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh attended the panel and photo-call and took these photos and video…

Actor Harry Treadaway talks about his character, Brady Hartsfield, during the Mr. Mercedes panel at Comic-Con…

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) plays Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson,
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Mr. Mercedes

Network: Audience. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 9, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, and Ann Cusack. TV show description: An adaptation of the Stephen King novel, the Mr. Mercedes TV show comes from executive producers King, David E. Kelly, and Jack Bender. This hardboiled detective drama centers on a deranged murderer and his provocation of a retired police officer.Although he was once a respected police detective, Bill Hodges (Gleeson) had been spending his retirement drinking beer, hollering at neighborhood children, and caring for his pet tortoise. Now that
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Contest: Win Tickets to Wired Café’s Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch at San Diego Comic-Con

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Before Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes comes to life on the small screen on At&T's Audience Network this August, it will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, including at Wired Café's Fan Brunch, and to celebrate, we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the brunch to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive:

(2) tickets to the Fan Brunch on Friday, July 21st from 10:00am–11:30am at the Wired Café at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. The brunch will include food, an open bar, and a special screening of exclusive content.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Wednesday, July 19th. This contest
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Character images from Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes

Ahead of its season premiere next month, a batch of character images have arrived online for the upcoming small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel Mr. Mercedes featuring Brendan Gleeson (Detective Bill Hodges), Harry Treadaway (Brady Hartsfield), Jharrel Jerome (Jerome Robinson), Scott Lawrence (Detective Peter Dixon), Robert Stanton (Anthony “Robi” Frobisher), Ann Cusack (Olivia Trelawney), Mary Louise-Parker (Janey Patterson), and Holland Taylor (Ida Silver); take a look below…

The series “follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer 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.”

Mr. Mercedes is set to premiere on August 9th.
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New Teaser Video for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

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Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and Detective Bill Hodges is driven to stop him in Mr. Mercedes, the At&T Audience Network series based on Stephen King's book of the same name. Following the unveiling of the first promo video back in May, a new teaser video for the series has now surfaced ahead of its August 9th premiere.

You can check out the new teaser video below, as well as the previous press release with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage of Mr. Mercedes.

From the Previous Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies,
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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3: In ‘Off-Brand,’ an Alter-Ego Is Born — and Jimmy’s Fate is Sealed

‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3: In ‘Off-Brand,’ an Alter-Ego Is Born — and Jimmy’s Fate is Sealed
This column contains significant plot details for May 15’s episode of “Better Call Saul,” “Off Brand.” Do not read if you haven’t seen the episode.

More important than the long-awaited unveiling of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk)’s alter-ego Saul Goodman in Monday night’s episode of “Better Call Saul” is Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn)’s muted, incredulous reaction to it. She’s shocked, and not really in a good way; after a few moments, the only reaction she can come up with is “…huh.” She’s not just skeptical but turned off; there’s a little bit of disgust in her reaction, which has a little bit of physical recoil to it.

After two-and-a-half seasons building up to it, “Better Call Saul” nudges Jimmy towards the persona he will become through the conduit of a 12-month suspension from the New Mexico bar. Oddly, the story of how Saul Goodman was born has been a quarrel between
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Mr. Mercedes: Stephen King Series Launches in August on Audience Network

At&T has announced its new Mr. Mercedes TV series will premiere on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00pm Et/Pt on the At&T Audience Network. The new detective drama is David E. Kelley's TV show adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Kelley and Lost veteran Jack Bender directed several episodes of Mr. Mercedes and executive produce with King, Mary Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe, Ann Cusack, Mary Louise-Parker, and Holland Taylor. Read More…
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Stephen King TV adaptation Mr. Mercedes to premiere in August

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Stephen King fans on the screen. We’ve got the feature films The Dark Tower, It and Gerald’s Game, along with Spike TV’s The Mist, and now we can add another to that list with Audience Network announcing that Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th in the States.

The series, based upon King’s 2014 novel, follows “follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer 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.”

Mr. Mercedes is executive produced by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Game of Thrones), and also stars Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool,
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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Adaptation Set To Premiere This August

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Yet another Stephen King novel is set to get the TV treatment. While folks may be more dead set on seeing some of Stephen King’s older work — like It, The Dark Tower, Firestarter, or The Mist — on the big and small screen, we can’t forget that the dude’s been writing pretty great novels in recent years as well. Most recently, King’s put out a trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels. The stories started with Mr. Mercedes, continued with Finder Keepers, and concluded with End of Watch.

We’ve known for some time that the first book would be adapted for the small screen, but after being announced, back-burnered, and then brought back to the fold, it became easy to lose track over what the actual status of the project was. Now, Audience Network has announced that the 10-episode limited series has a premiere date of Wednesday, August
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August Premiere Date for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

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Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and he promises to strike again in Mr. Mercedes, an upcoming series based on Stephen King's book of the same name (the first entry in a trilogy). The series will be released on the At&T Audience Network from Sonar Entertainment this summer, with an official premiere date and image revealed.

Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th on the At&T Audience Network. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details, and check out an image of Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield and a promo video for the series below:

Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King.
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Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery

Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Better Call Saul recap here.

Better Call Saul shelved all the drug-trade stuff this week and went full-on courtroom drama, building to a climactic brother-vs.-brother showdown between Jimmy and Chuck.

We start off with a scene-setting flashback: Chuck prepares an elaborate gourmet dinner by lantern light after Jimmy ominously warns him, “The bigger the lie, the harder it is to crawl out.” (And he should know.) The big lie here is Chuck’s condition: He’s invited over his ex-wife Rebecca for dinner, but makes up a story about his electricity
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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean Spar in an Ultimate Clash of the Brothers

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean Spar in an Ultimate Clash of the Brothers
Last Week’S Review: ‘Better Call Saul’ Review: It’s Strategy Versus Will in an Episode of Showdowns

Case Summary

It’s the trial we’ve been waiting for, because Chuck (Michael McKean) is on a mission: To get Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) disbarred. Not suspended, but disbarred. The episode is, therefore, largely devoted to Jimmy’s hearing before the New Mexico Bar Association — the testimony of Howard Hamlin, followed by the playing of the fateful tape, and then Chuck’s own turn on the stand.

This has a number of repercussions, because Jimmy’s got a plan that (like so many of his plans) involve factors outside of the legal system. First off, it’s the arrival of Rebecca (Ann Cusack) to throw Chuck off his game — then there’s hiring Huell (yes, “Breaking Bad’s” Huell!) to plant a secret battery on Chuck’s body (something to which Jimmy
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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean Spar in an Ultimate Clash of the Brothers

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Bob Odenkirk and Michael McKean Spar in an Ultimate Clash of the Brothers
Last Week’S Review: ‘Better Call Saul’ Review: It’s Strategy Versus Will in an Episode of Showdowns

Case Summary

It’s the trial we’ve been waiting for, because Chuck (Michael McKean) is on a mission: To get Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) disbarred. Not suspended, but disbarred. The episode is, therefore, largely devoted to Jimmy’s hearing before the New Mexico Bar Association — the testimony of Howard Hamlin, followed by the playing of the fateful tape, and then Chuck’s own turn on the stand.

This has a number of repercussions, because Jimmy’s got a plan that (like so many of his plans) involve factors outside of the legal system. First off, it’s the arrival of Rebecca (Ann Cusack) to throw Chuck off his game — then there’s hiring Huell (yes, “Breaking Bad’s” Huell!) to plant a secret battery on Chuck’s body (something to which Jimmy
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