Production got underway earlier this year on AT&T Audience Network’s drama series “Mr. Mercedes,“ based on the same-named Stephen King novel published in 2014. We don’t yet have a premiere date but we understand it’s headed our way sometime in the fall. While we may not know when we’ll see it, it seems that King himself has been given an early sneak peek!
Taking to Twitter today, @StephenKing noted that the series is “really good,” and that we can expect to see a cameo from him at some point in the 10-episode first season.
The MR. MERCEDES series is really good. And if you watch closely, you just might see yours truly.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 25, 2017
King has previously appeared in adaptations such as Maximum Overdrive, Pet Sematary, Sleepwalkers, “The Stand,” “The Langoliers,” Thinner, “The Shining” and “Storm of the Century.”
Brendan Gleeson leads as Detective Bill Hodges, along with Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield. Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) is cast as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, and Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. Kelly Lynch (Deborah Hartsfield), Justine Lupe (Holly Gibney) and Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter) also star.
Based on Stephen King’s 2014 book, “Mr. Mercedes” follows 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.
David E. Kelley wrote adaptation, produced by Sonar Entertainment. Jack Bender directs. Both executive produce along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.