It seems like only yesterday that the second season was getting the green light, and now AT&T Audience Network has moved to renew Mr. Mercedes for a third season.
Via Variety, David E. Kelley will be returning to head-up the writers room, with Jack Bender on directing duties. Again, said third year will be a ten-episode affair.
A take on Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy, it was always hoped that that the series would get at least a three-season run, and now we know that that will indeed be the case.
The early blurb on this third season reads:
The second season of “Mr. Mercedes” took place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s (Harry Treadaway) thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield had been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) did his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences began to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges was haunted by the feeling that Brady was somehow responsible.
Production on Mr. Mercedes’ third season will begin in January.