AT&T’s Audience Network has renewed Mr. Mercedes for a second season.
Mr. Mercedes is based on the novel by Stephen King which itself is part of the Bill Hodges trilogy.
“We’re thrilled that the first installment of ‘Mr. Mercedes’ resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of the Audience Network. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”
In the first season of Mr. Mercedes a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan 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.
Production on season 2 is set to begin in February of next year.