Emmy nominee and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (The ‘Burbs), who can be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the TIFF sci-fi horror Freaks, has joined the cast of AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s critically acclaimed drama series “Mr. Mercedes” as John Rothstein, a famous and reclusive writer living on the fringes of Bridgton, Ohio.
Based on the Bill Hodges trilogy from prolific author Stephen King, season three of “Mr. Mercedes” will closely follow the story contained in “Finders Keepers,” the second book of the series, and continue to explore the fallout from the massacre perpetrated by Brady Hartsfield.
The second season of “Mr. Mercedes” took place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s (Harry Treadaway) thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield had been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) did his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences began to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges was haunted by the feeling that Brady was somehow responsible.
“David E. Kelley returns to oversee the writer’s room with Jack Bender directing.
Filming on “Mr. Mercedes“ is currently underway in Charleston, South Carolina.