Mr. Mercedes has a premiere date for its third season on the Peacock streaming service. The three seasons previously aired on DirecTV’s now-defunct Audience Network, and the first two seasons were released on Peacock in October. There’s still no word on if the show will be renewed for a fourth season.
Based on the Bill Hodges trilogy by Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes follows a retired detective who is still haunted by the unsolved case of “Mr. Mercedes,” who took 16 lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of people at a local job fair.
The cast of the adaptation includes Brendan Gleeson, Justine Lupe, Jharrel Jerome, Breeda Wool, Holland Taylor, Kate Mulgrew, Gabriel Ebert, Maximiliano Hernández, Rarmian Newton, Josh Daugherty, Claire Bronson, Brett Gelman, Bruce Dern, Glynn Turman, Natalie Paul, Patch Darragh, and Meg Steedle.
“Based on the best-selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES returns for its much-anticipated third season. When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady Hartsfield may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.”
What do you think? Did you watch the Mr. Mercedes TV show when it first aired on DirecTV? Are you excited to see season three come to Peacock?