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Mr. Mercedes Set for Second Season


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In the lead-up to tonight’s season finale of Mr. Mercedes, AT&T Audience Network has ordered a second season of the drama.

The second season will be based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) will return to write the script and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) returns as director. King, Kelley and Bender will also continue to serve as executive producers, along with Dennis Lehane, who will also write. 

Production for the ten one-hour episodes is scheduled to begin in February 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina, with the premiere launching later in the year. The series is produced by Sonar Entertainment.

“I’m excited and thrilled,” said Kelley. “Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson…this is a special team indeed.”

Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” said Bender. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex, colorful characters to life. With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of Mr. Mercedes resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T 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.”

“AT&T Audience Network has been a great home for the series and we are thrilled to be moving forward with the entire creative team returning,” added Tom Lesinski, CEO of Sonar Entertainment. “We can’t wait to get back into production and deliver another outstanding season.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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