By our estimation, Stephen King has over a dozen film, TV, and book projects currently in the works, making 2017 a potentially massive year for the master fear practitioner. One of them is a 10-episode series based on Mr. Mercedes, the author’s first hard-boiled detective novel, published in 2014. The show is being produced for The Audience Network, helmed by veteran TV auteur David E. Kelley (L.A. Law, Big Little Liars).
King stopped by the set recently and has nothing but positive things to report:
THE MIST, MR. MERCEDES, 1922, GERALD'S GAME, THE DARK TOWER, and IT: Believe it or not, they all look awesome.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 4, 2017
“THE MIST, MR. MERCEDES, 1922, GERALD’S GAME, THE DARK TOWER, and IT: Believe it or not, they all look awesome.”
Check out a picture of King’s set visit with Kelley and crew below. After that, you can read the official synopsis for both the novel and the TV show. The TV Series doesn’t have an exact air-date, but fans can expect it sometime this fall.
Mr. Mercedes Novel Synopsis: The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women on line for a job fair in a distressed American city. Then the lone driver backs up, charges again, and speeds off, leaving eight dead and more wounded. The case goes unsolved and ex-cop Bill Hodges is out of hope when he gets a letter from a man who loved the feel of death under the Mercedes’s wheels…
Brady Hartsfield wants that rush again, but this time he’s going big, with an attack that would take down thousands—unless Hodges and two new unusual allies he picks up along the way can throw a wrench in Hartsfield’s diabolical plans. Stephen King takes off on a “nerve-shredding, pulse-pounding race against time” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) with this acclaimed #1 bestselling thriller.
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Mr. Mercedes TV Series Synopsis: Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives his Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired cop who tries to bring him down. The series stars Ed Anderson, Grant Lane, and Tuesday Beebe.