Another 2017 project based on the works of bestselling horror writer Stephen King is the TV series Mr. Mercedes, which premieres on AT&T’s Audience Network on August 9th. It will arrive less than a week after Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower hits theaters and a month before Andrés Muschietti’s IT. A TV series based The Mist also premiered 3 weeks ago on Spike. This is, without a doubt, the Summer of King!
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We just got the first full-length trailer for Mr. Mercedes, and it looks fantastic; a potent mix of procedural horror with a chilling cat-and-mouse component. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: 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. The 10-episode series is based on King’s first hard-boiled detective novel, published in 2014.
Mr. Mercedes Novel Synopsis: The stolen Mercedes emerges from the pre-dawn fog and plows through a crowd of men and women in 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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