Mr. Mercedes Season 3 is officially set for Audience Network. The renewal of Mr. Mercedes Season 3 arrived shortly after the late-summer-launched Season 2 wrapped its run on October 24, 2018, and has a late 2019 release date. Stephen King has called it the show’s best so far…
The series will continue its process of adapting Stephen King’s novel trilogy – 2014’s Mr. Mercedes, 2015’s Finders Keepers and 2016’s End of Watch. As originally intended, 2017’s Season 1 followed the first novel, and the recently-aired Season 2 covered the second.
While one might deduce that Season 3 (presumably covering the third and final book,) would mark the end of the series, creator/showrunner David E. Kelley teased a “master plan” with THR – ahead of the Season 1 launch – that, “Going into this, the idea is that we have three books and in success it would make for three seasons and then, who knows? Maybe longer if we’re having fun.”
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Trailer
We have a trailer for Mr. Mercedes Season 3, and it’s chock full of hints at what we can expect from the third season of this critically-acclaimed show…
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Release Date
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 will premiere on Tuesday, September 10 at 10 p.m.
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Cast
Here’s the latest two additions to third season of Mr. Mercedes, as reported by Deadline.
Bechir Sylvain (Grace and Frankie, Chicago P.D.) will play EJ, “Jenn’s (Jenn Lyon) ex-boyfriend, and the biological father to Jenn’s daughter, Brienne. He just got out of jail and with a new lease on life wants joint custody of his daughter.”
Meg Steedle (Code Black, I’m Dying Up Here) will play Danielle Sweeney, “Morris’ (Gabriel Ebert) affectionate yet slightly naive girlfriend who finds herself out of her depth when she questions Morris and Alma’s (Kate Mulgrew) strange relationship.”
They are preceded by the casting of this trio in March (via Deadline):
Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Orange is the New Black) will play Alma Lane, described as “another life-long resident of Bridgton, Ohio and a compelling force in Morris’ (Gabriel Ebert) life since he was a boy. She is a bit vicious and a lot smart.”
Brett Gelman (Lemon, Stranger Things) will play Roland Finklestein, “a smart, passionate defense attorney who is representing Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool) in her murder trial. He believes he can win the case if they go to trial and keep Lou out of prison.”
Natalie Paul (The Sinner, You) will play A. D. A. Sarah Pace, “Prosecutor on Lou’s case. At first glance one might think her soft, but she is a hardcore prosecutor with a strong moral compass. She doesn’t support or believe in Lou’s vigilantism and refuses to back down from pursuing justice.”
The following trio were added back in February (via Deadline):
Gabriel Ebert (Ricki and the Flash, The Good Fight) will play Morris Bellamy, “intelligent, well-educated if not middle class, a volatile and charismatic wolf in sheep’s clothing. When he was younger he had ambitions of becoming a famous writer but ended up with a much less exciting life in Ohio.”
Rarmian Newton (NOS4A2, Rise) plays Peter Saubers, “16, smart and personable, he’s a junior in high school and on the college track. From a seemingly happy home, but that picturesque Midwestern life was derailed when his father was disabled during the Mr. Mercedes massacre.”
Glynn Turman (How to Get Away with Murder, The Red Line) will recur as Judge Bernard Raines, “the no-nonsense judge presiding over Lou Linklatter’s murder trial, he suffers no fools and takes no prisoners. He is none too pleased with the lawyers working on this case who seem hell bent for trial.”
Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Details
The third season is in production, though, as Deadline reported, it has not been without incident. On March 2, special effect tech, Mike Wilks, was electrocuted while the production was shooting in the rain. While Wilks survived, he endured multiple surgeries to repair his hands and feet, and the amputation of four toes.
The mythology of Mr. Mercedes focuses on retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who finds himself in the center of a circuitous psychological game involving the psychopathic serial killer, Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), whose initial criminal claim to fame involved plowing a Mercedes into a line of job seekers; a crime that earned him the story’s eponymous nickname, “Mr. Mercedes.” – The cast also consists of Jack Huston, Jharrel Jerome, Holland Taylor, Brenda Wool, Robert Stanton, Justine Lupe, Scott Lawrence and Tessa Ferrer.
As Daniel York, Senior Exec VP and Chief Content Officer at AT&T (which oversees Audience Network under the Turner Broadcasting corporate umbrella), expressed of the third season renewal in a November 2018 statement:
“Mr. Mercedes has resonated with such a wide audience, so we’re thrilled to bring it back for a third season for our customers,” said “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender and Sonar have crafted a series that honors the original work by Stephen King and we can’t wait to see where they take the show in a ‘post-Mr. Mercedes world.”
The Mr. Mercedes TV series was created by prolific legal drama visionary David E. Kelley, who is confirmed to resume his duties as showrunner for Season 3 along with director Jack Bender. The duo also serve as executive producers, joined in that capacity by Temple Hill Entertainment’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni of Sonar and AT&T Audience Network’s Shane Elrod and Kate Regan. Most notably, Stephen King himself will remain a credited executive producer on the series.