In a year so full of successful Stephen King adaptations, we suppose it should come as no surprise that AT&T’s Audience Network was able to find an audience for their King-adapted “Mr. Mercedes” series last year. Enough of an audience, in fact, that a second season was ordered ahead of the premiere season’s finale.
Last week we told you that Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) have joined the cast for the forthcoming second season, with Huston playing Brady Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau and Hernandez portraying Assistant DA Antonio Montez. Deadline now adds that Insidious: The Lasy Key‘s Tessa Ferrer is set as a series regular opposite Huston.
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.
The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch.
Harry Treadaway returns as Hartsfield, alongside Brendan Gleeson as Bill Hodges. Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe and Holland Taylor are also back.
Production begins next month in Charleston, South Carolina. Season 2 will premiere this summer on DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and DirecTV Now.