AT&T AUDIENCE Network will premiere a new original series based off of Stephen King’s best-selling novel titled “Mr. Mercedes,” on Wednesday, August 9th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The creators and cast of “Mr. Mercedes” will present a panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 on Sunday, July 23 from 1:30-2:30pm PT. The talent attending include Harry Treadaway, Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Breeda Wool and Jack Bender.
Mr Mercedes is about a serial killer who taunts a retired police detective about his crimes, forcing the cop to try and bring him to justice. Here’s the book synopsis:
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
“Mr. Mercedes” is the first in a trilogy of books from Stephen King, which means if this first season is successful then the rest of the trilogy could be adapted into a TV series.