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Teaser for Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes” Taunts a Police Officer with a Tennis Ball

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A small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 novel “Mr. Mercedes” is headed to the AT&T Audience Network on Wednesday, August 9th, and we have the first official teaser. In the 15-second clip, Detective Bill Hodge (Brendan Gleeson) finds a tennis ball on his lawn as he hears an ice cream truck and laughs in the distance. He looks mortified as he’s clearly being taunted by a psychopath.

Also check out a sneak peek via a behind the scenes featurette that offers up the very first footage from the series, along with some chatter from King himself.

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. King himself will appear in a cameo role.

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 the adaptation, produced by Sonar Entertainment. Jack Bender directs. Both executive produce along with Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.

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