Mr. Mercedes Season 2 will air on Audience Network in 2018
Mr. Mercedes has been renewed for a second season on AT&T’s Audience Network.
Based on the Stephen King novel, Season 1 followed retired police detective Bill Hodges, who was taunted by a killer he never caught.
One foggy morning, a Mercedes plowed into a line of people waiting for a job fair, killing dozens. Hodges is eventually forced to undertake a secret investigation when he realizes the killer is going to strike again.
The second season will be based on King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers” and “End of Watch.” The season finale aired last week. Production for the 10 new episodes is scheduled to begin in February of 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.
I’ve only read the first book of the trilogy, and it was a lot of fun. I’ve written a brief guide on how to check out Mr. Mercedes and Audience Network for free.
When will Mr. Mercedes Season 2 air?
The premiere for Season 2 will be released later in the year. The series is produced by Sonar Entertainment. Returning for the second season will be TV veterans David E. Kelley to write the script and Jack Bender (“Lost,” “Under the Dome”) as director.
King, Kelley and Bender will continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write for the series.
Stephen King describes “Mr. Mercedes” as his first hard-boiled detective tale. The novel was published by Scribner in June 2014 and became an immediate No. 1 New York Times Bestseller upon its release. Shortly after the release of the novel, King announced that “Mr. Mercedes” was the first of a projected trilogy. The second novel, “Finders Keepers,” was published by Scribner in June 2015, and the third novel, “End of Watch,” was published by Scribner in June 2016.
“Mr. Mercedes” season 1 episodes and AUDIENCE Network is available on DirecTV Now, U-verse apps and DirecTV.
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