With us having just reported some news regarding the latest take on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, now comes word on another King adaptation.
Having wowed audiences with its first season, AT&T have moved to confirm the premiere date for the second season of Mr. Mercedes. Said Season 2 will debut on August 22nd.
The early word on the show’s returns reads:
Mr. Mercedes Season 2 takes place a year after Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.
For this second year, Mr. Mercedes has already brought in new additions in the form of Jack Huston, Maximiliano Hernandez, and Tessa Ferrer, and they’ll be joined by the returning Harry Treadaway, Brendan Gleeson, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe and Holland Taylor.
The ten-episode second season will look to adapt all three of the Bill Hodges Trilogy. Disappointingly, Mr. Mercedes has still yet to be picked up by a UK broadcast, but here’s hoping that is rectified sooner rather than later.