Mr. Mercedes trailer for season 2 veers towards the supernatural as Brady Hartsfield gets into people's minds: Watch
Based on Stephen King's bestselling 'Mr. Mercedes' trilogy, the second season takes a turn towards an "eerier, more gothic world".
AT&T’s Audience Network is bringing the Stephen King adaptation 'Mr. Mercedes' back for a second season, which promises to bring us into an “eerier, more gothic world.” Season 2 picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state, and the trailer opens to Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) in the hospital, but it looks like he's barely getting started.
We also get several glimpses of Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Brady's doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, who while trying to play Dr. Frankenstein with him, somehow seems to give him the power to enter people's minds and thoughts.
Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) has done his very best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency (which is curiously missing from the trailer). But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members that are attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that his nemesis is somehow responsible.
There are some gripping scenes in the trailer, including a bloody Brendan Gleeson crawling on the floor reaching towards his gun as well as an eerie moment of foreshadowing when Donna Hodges (Nancy Travis) tells Bill, "You are an addict. And Brady is your drug." The two-and-a-half-minute clip showcases more of the show's astute musical selections and is fittingly soundtracked by the 1996 remastered version of 'E.S.P' by English punk rockers Buzzcocks. Check out the trailer for season 2 of 'Mr. Mercedes' below:
The original cast, which includes Gleeson as Detective Bill Hodges, Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence as Detective Peter Dixon, Breeda Wool as Lou Linklatter, Lupe as Holly Gibney, Nancy Travis as Donna Hodges, and Holland Taylor as Ida Silver, is joined by Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) as Brady Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, Tessa Ferrer (Grey’s Anatomy) as Dr. Babineau’s wife Cora Babineau, and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) as Assistant DA Antonio Montez for season two.
Written by television veterans David E. Kelley ('Big Little Lies', 'Ally McBeal') and Dennis Lehane ('Mystic River', 'The Drop', 'Live by Night') and directed by Jack Bender ('Game of Thrones', 'Lost', 'Under the Dome'), the second season will be based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, 'Mr. Mercedes,' 'Finders Keepers' and 'End of Watch,' presumably picking up from book two of the trilogy.
Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes premieres Wednesday, August 22 at 10 pm on AT&T Audience Network.