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Mr. Mercedes is a thriller television series based on the Mr. Mercedes book by Stephen King. The first season premiered on August 9th, 2017. The second season premiered on August 22, 2018. On September 10, 2019, the third season premiered.

Production

Development

In 2015, Sonar Entertainment optioned the screen rights to Stephen King's novel Mr. Mercedes with the intent of developing into a limited series. David E. Kelley was set to write the series while Jack Bender would direct. Executive producers were expected to include Kelley, Bender, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Gene Stein. Production companies involved with the series were to include Temple Hill Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment.

On May 25, 2016, it was announced that Audience had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The previously announced creative team was still expected to be involved. In addition to writing and executive producing, David E. Kelley was also announced to be serving as the series' showrunner. Additional executive producers announced included Christopher Long, Bart Peters, Jenna Glazier, and Tom Patricia. On May 11, 2017, it was announced that the series would premiere on August 9, 2017.

On October 10, 2017, the Audience Network renewed the series for a second season consisting of ten episodes. It will be based on the three novels in the Bill Hodges trilogy, Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. On April 15, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on August 22, 2018.On November 19, 2018, it was announced that Audience had renewed the series for a third season consisting of ten episodes.

Cast

With

Episodes

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Media

Trailers

Photos

Critical Reception

The first season of Mr. Mercedes was met with a positive response from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an 86% approval rating with an average rating of 6.42 out of 10 based on 28 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mr. Mercedes propels its tense, creepy narrative with quick-witted dialogue, strong characters, and terrifying surprises." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 71 out of 100 based on 17 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

The second season also received a positive response from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 6.75 out of 10 based on 8 reviews. Metacritic assigned the season a score of 76 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Notes and references

The Hodges/Gibney metaseries
Novels Mr. MercedesFinders KeepersEnd of WatchThe Outsider
Short stories If it Bleeds
Adaptations Mr. Mercedes (TV Series)The Outsider (TV Series)
Characters Bill HodgesHolly GibneyJerome Robinson
Brady Hartsfield
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