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Sneaky Pete: Season Two; Four Actors Set to Recur on Amazon Drama

Sneaky Pete has some newcomers. Deadline reports Justine Lupe (pictured, left), John Ales (pictured, right), Sara Tomko, and Chris Ashworth have joined season two of the Amazon TV show.From executive producer Bryan Cranston, the drama centers on Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), a con artist who finds himself on the run from a gangster he once robbed. The cast also includes Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane McRae, and Michael Drayer.Read More…
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Mr. Mercedes Season 1 Finale Review – ‘Jibber-Jibber Chicken Dinner’

Martin Carr reviews the Mr. Mercedes season 1 finale…

As far as finales go this is strong stuff held together by grizzly dream sequences, psychotic Professor X wannabes and some nasty knife work. We get to see placebo pills being popped, Hodges floating around unconvinced by the death of his arch nemesis while a half decent setup for confrontation evolves. All the disparate elements which have gone into making Mr. Mercedes extremely watchable are knitted together with precision and care. However, what becomes apparent aside from the close up gore and allegorical imagery is how much you care for these people.

Gleeson, Treadaway, Holland Taylor, Scott Lawrence and Justine Lupe have all breathed life into a series which could have been formulaic. There are elements here we have seen before but where Mr. Mercedes differs is through the amount of psychological violence shown. Opening on a Pov homicide before mapping out the downfall of Brady Hartsfield,
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TVLine Items: Shonda Rhimes Is Fame-ous, Black Lightning Casts Sis and More

TVLine Items: Shonda Rhimes Is Fame-ous, Black Lightning Casts Sis and More
The queen of Shondaland and the indigenous Not Ready for Primetime Players are among the Television Academy’s latest Hall of Fame inductees.

Shonda Rhimes and the original cast of Saturday Night Live — including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and John Belushi and Gilda Radner (posthumously) — will be inducted during a non-televised ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Saban Media Center in Hollywood, Calif.

Additional 2017 honorees include TV producer John Wells (Shameless, The West Wing, ER), the late Joan Rivers and art director/production designer Roy Christopher (Frasier).

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‘Sneaky Pete’: Sara Tomko, Chris Ashworth & Justine Lupe Set To Recur In Season 2

Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time), Chris Ashworth (The Wire) and Justine Lupe (Mr. Mercedes) are set for recurring roles opposite Giovanni Ribisi in the second season of Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete. Sneaky Pete revolves around Marius (Ribisi), a con man who gets out of prison only to find himself hunted by the vicious gangster he once robbed. With nowhere else to turn, Marius takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete, and then "reunites"…
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Mr. Mercedes: Season Two Renewal for Audience Network Series

Mr. Mercedes isn't retiring anytime soon. Deadline reports Audience Network has renewed the TV show for a second season.Based on the book by Stephen King, the crime drama centers on a deranged murderer and his provocation of a retired police officer. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, and Ann Cusack.Read More…
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Exclusive interview with Harry Treadaway on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Harry Treadaway from Mr. Mercedes

Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful, The Lone Ranger) plays Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, hiding his British accent and comparing his character on Penny Dreadful to his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about speaking with an American accent in the show. He’s British.

Here he talks about his character in the show.

Here he talks about his character on Penny Dreadful versus his character on Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about reading the first and second books in the trilogy as source material for his character.

Here he talks about the chances of a second season of the show based on the second book in the trilogy.

From Executive Producers Stephen King,
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Exclusive interview with Kelly Lynch on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Kelly Lynch from Mr. Mercedes

Kelly Lynch (Charlie’s Angels, Road House, Drugstore Cowboy) plays Deborah Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about playing Brady Hartsfield’s creepy mom, about her character and how much of a Stephen King superfan she is.

Here she talks about her rather inappropriate relationship with her son.

Here she talks about preparing to play the character and whether or not it sticks with her after the acting is done.

Here she talks about how much of a superfan she is of Stephen King and his books and being involved in the show.

Here she talks about The Dark Tower books and whether or not she’ll see the movie.

Here she talks about the advantages of making a
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Exclusive interview with Jharrel Jerome on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Jharrel Jerome from Mr. Mercedes

Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) plays Jerome in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, what he learned from Jack Bender and what it was like to be on stage at the Oscars for Moonlight‘s dramatic win.

Here he talks about his character.

Here he talks about reading the book to get insight into his character.

He also was in Moonlight and talks about being onstage when the film won the Best Picture Oscar.

Here he talks about what he learned from executive producer/director Jack Bender while on set for Mr. Mercedes.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police
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Exclusive interview with Breeda Wool on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Breeda Wool from Mr. Mercedes

Breeda Wool (UnREAL, The Faith Diaries) plays Lou Linklatter in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, meeting Stephen King, and her hopes for a second season.

Here she talks about her character on the show.

Here she talks about her character and her relationship with Brady Hartsfield.

Here she talks about reading the source material for her character.

Here she talks about hopes for a season two.

Here she talks about meeting Stephen King.

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private,
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Exclusive interview with Holland Taylor on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Holland Taylor from Mr. Mercedes

Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and a Half Men) plays Ida Silver in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed her at Comic-Con 2017 and asked her about her character on the show, how much consultation there was with Stephen King, and the types of characters she usually plays.

Here she talks about how her character is not in the books.

Here she talks about why her character was added to the show.

Here she talks about the types of characters she typically plays, especially when David Kelley is involved (like on The Practice).

Here she talks about how Stephen King consulted with the showrunners on the creation of her character.

Here she talks about the advantages of the show being on cable versus a network.

From Executive Producers Stephen King,
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Exclusive interview with Jack Bender on Mr. Mercedes

Tai Freligh interviews Jack Bender about Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome, Game of Thrones) is an Executive Producer and Director for Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about portraying violence and gore on the show, hopes for more seasons, and how much he read of the trilogy of books the show is based on.

On hopes for a second and third season of Mr. Mercedes.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him.

Here he talks about how he wanted to make the violence realistic, but not glorified on the show.

Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him and the support of At&T and DirecTV to do the show they wanted to do.
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Mr. Mercedes Comic-Con panel photos and video

Executive Producer Jack Bender and select cast members of the upcoming Mr. Mercedes television show put on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year. In attendance were Jharrel Jerome, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, and Breeda Wool. Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh attended the panel and photo-call and took these photos and video…

Actor Harry Treadaway talks about his character, Brady Hartsfield, during the Mr. Mercedes panel at Comic-Con…

From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) plays Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson,
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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Stars on Adapting Stephen King’s Novel: It’s About ‘Every One of Us’

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Stars on Adapting Stephen King’s Novel: It’s About ‘Every One of Us’
When “Mr. Mercedes” — an adaptation of Stephen King‘s best-selling novel — premieres on the Audience Network, viewers can expect a much more grounded story than many of King’s other stories.

“I don’t think we have to go into the supernatural to find horror and terror,” the show’s star Brendan Gleeson said at the “Mr. Mercedes” premiere, held Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “What it’s about is something that could be in every one of us.”

Harry Treadaway, who plays the villainous Brady Hartsfield, echoed Gleeson’s sentiment on the supernatural-less horror story.

“What’s more terrifying to me is what’s going on on your street and in your neighborhood,” Treadaway said. “It’s that sort of cul-de-sac, documentary horror that Stephen King is brilliant at doing. He finds the horror in the lies between people who think they are telling the truth, or
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Mr. Mercedes

Network: Audience. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 9, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Holland Taylor, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, and Ann Cusack. TV show description: An adaptation of the Stephen King novel, the Mr. Mercedes TV show comes from executive producers King, David E. Kelly, and Jack Bender. This hardboiled detective drama centers on a deranged murderer and his provocation of a retired police officer.Although he was once a respected police detective, Bill Hodges (Gleeson) had been spending his retirement drinking beer, hollering at neighborhood children, and caring for his pet tortoise. Now that
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Contest: Win Tickets to Wired Café’s Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch at San Diego Comic-Con

Before Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes comes to life on the small screen on At&T's Audience Network this August, it will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con, including at Wired Café's Fan Brunch, and to celebrate, we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the brunch to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive:

(2) tickets to the Fan Brunch on Friday, July 21st from 10:00am–11:30am at the Wired Café at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California. The brunch will include food, an open bar, and a special screening of exclusive content.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Mr. Mercedes Fan Brunch Contest". Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on Wednesday, July 19th. This contest
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New Teaser Video for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and Detective Bill Hodges is driven to stop him in Mr. Mercedes, the At&T Audience Network series based on Stephen King's book of the same name. Following the unveiling of the first promo video back in May, a new teaser video for the series has now surfaced ahead of its August 9th premiere.

You can check out the new teaser video below, as well as the previous press release with full details, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage of Mr. Mercedes.

From the Previous Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies,
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Mr. Mercedes: Stephen King Series Launches in August on Audience Network

At&T has announced its new Mr. Mercedes TV series will premiere on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:00pm Et/Pt on the At&T Audience Network. The new detective drama is David E. Kelley's TV show adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Kelley and Lost veteran Jack Bender directed several episodes of Mr. Mercedes and executive produce with King, Mary Bowen, and Wyck Godfrey. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe, Ann Cusack, Mary Louise-Parker, and Holland Taylor. Read More…
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Stephen King TV adaptation Mr. Mercedes to premiere in August

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Stephen King fans on the screen. We’ve got the feature films The Dark Tower, It and Gerald’s Game, along with Spike TV’s The Mist, and now we can add another to that list with Audience Network announcing that Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th in the States.

The series, based upon King’s 2014 novel, follows “follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer 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.”

Mr. Mercedes is executive produced by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Game of Thrones), and also stars Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Robert Stanton, Breeda Wool,
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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Adaptation Set To Premiere This August

Yet another Stephen King novel is set to get the TV treatment. While folks may be more dead set on seeing some of Stephen King’s older work — like It, The Dark Tower, Firestarter, or The Mist — on the big and small screen, we can’t forget that the dude’s been writing pretty great novels in recent years as well. Most recently, King’s put out a trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels. The stories started with Mr. Mercedes, continued with Finder Keepers, and concluded with End of Watch.

We’ve known for some time that the first book would be adapted for the small screen, but after being announced, back-burnered, and then brought back to the fold, it became easy to lose track over what the actual status of the project was. Now, Audience Network has announced that the 10-episode limited series has a premiere date of Wednesday, August
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August Premiere Date for At&T Audience Network’s Series Adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Brady Hartsfield lives to kill, and he promises to strike again in Mr. Mercedes, an upcoming series based on Stephen King's book of the same name (the first entry in a trilogy). The series will be released on the At&T Audience Network from Sonar Entertainment this summer, with an official premiere date and image revealed.

Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th on the At&T Audience Network. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details, and check out an image of Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield and a promo video for the series below:

Press Release: El Segundo, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- The new At&T* Audience Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. Watch it exclusively on Audience Network through Directv, At&T U-verse, and Directv Now.

"Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King.
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