'Mr Mercedes' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the crime series based on Stephen King's book

Seasons 1 and 2 were adapted from the first and the third book in the series by Stephen King. Season 3 is based on the middle book 'Finders Keepers'. 


                            'Mr Mercedes' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the crime series based on Stephen King's book

The first two seasons of 'Mr Mercedes' made for a riveting watch. Focused on retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and his quest to hunt down the titular killer Mr Mercedes', the Audience TV show is what one would describe as "a good show". If you have never heard of the brilliance of 'Mr Mercedes', it is probably because Audience TV is a little under the radar, but the thriller is worth taking the effort and a subscription for.

Release date

Season 3 of 'Mr Mercedes' is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 10th.

Plot

The synopsis for the upcoming season 3 reads: “When beloved local author Jonathan Rothstein (Bruce Dern) 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 Unpublished novels of Rothstein's were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions.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 may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.” 

Seasons 1 and 2 were adapted from the first and the third book in the series by Stephen King. Season 3 is based on the middle book 'Finders Keepers'. 

Cast

Brendan Gleeson as Bill Hodges

Brendan Gleeson attends a first look screening of Mr. Mercedes Season 2 hosted by Entertainment Weekly and Audience Network at the Crosby Street Hotel on August 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

Gleeson delivers a brilliant performance as the retired detective Bill Hodges - a once highly-reputed police detective who now spends his time drinking. The actor is the recipient of three IFTA Awards, two BIFA Awards, and an Emmy Award and has been nominated twice for a BAFTA Award and thrice for a Golden Globe Award. For his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film 'Into the Storm', Gleeson won an Emmy Award in 2009.  He is also known for his performance as Alastair Moody in the 'Harry Potter' franchise. 

Harry Treadaway as Brady Hartsfield

Actor Harry Treadaway attends a FYC Screening of Mr. Mercedes at Hollywood Forever on April 15, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for AUDIENCE Network)

Treadaway plays the role of Brady Hartsfield, the titular Mr Mercedes. While his character died at the end of the second season, it wasn't as if he wasn't wreaking havoc in season 2 despite being in the hospital in a coma. So fans are speculating that he will be coming back for the third season. 

The actor is known for his performances as Victor Frankenstein on the horror-drama series Penny Dreadful and Brady Hartsfield on Audience's Mr. Mercedes.

Breeda Wool as Lou Linklater

Breeda Wool attends AT&T AUIDENCE Network Presents 'Mr. Mercedes' At The Television Critics Association In Beverly Hills at The Beverly Hilton on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AT&T AUDIENCE Network )

Wool is best known for her role as Lou Linklater, who kills Mr Mercedes at the end of season 2. She is now at the center of the third season. The actress is also known for her role of Faith Deluth in the 'UnREAL'. 

Season 3 of 'Mr Mercedes' will also see Bruce Dern join the cast as Jonathan Rothstein and Brett Gelman as Roland Finklestein. Natalie Paul will be seen playing the role of Assistant District Attorney Sarah Pace, who is prosecuting Lou for murdering Brady. Gabriel Ebert plays the role of an intelligent but violent literature fan called Morris Bellamy. We will also be seeing 'Orange is the New Black' alumnus Kate Mulgrew play the role of Alma Lane, who works with Ebert's Bellamy to get Jonathan's books after his death, which could be worth millions.

Creators

Based on the book by Stephen King

Stephen King attends a special screening of "IT" at Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 on September 6, 2017 in Bangor, Maine. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

The book is based on a trilogy penned by author Stephen King focusing on Detective Bill Hodges - 'Mr. Mercedes', 'Finders Keepers', and 'End of Watch'. The novel won the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and Goodreads Choice Awards for 2014 in the Mystery and Thriller category. The award-winning author is known for his books in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genre. 

Developed by David E Kelly

Creator David E. Kelley attends a FYC Screening of Mr. Mercedes at Hollywood Forever on April 15, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for AUDIENCE Network)

Kelly is known for creating 'Picket Fences', 'Chicago Hope', 'The Practice', 'Ally McBeal', 'Boston Public', 'Boston Legal', 'Harry's Law', and 'Big Little Lies'.

Trailer

You can watch the trailer for season 3 here:

 



 

 

"Remember how I said that after Brady Hartsfield there will never be another. There's another," so begins the trailer for season three of Audience Networks' acclaimed show 'Mr Mercedes.' After spending the first two seasons hunting down the titular killer Mr Mercedes, Detective Bill Hodges is back for a third season. Lou Linklater (Breeda Wool) may have shot Mr Mercedes at the end of season 2, but she is now going to trial for it.  Parallelly, the trailer shows the murder of the town's beloved local author Jonathan Rothstein (Bruce Dern), whose unpublished novels were stolen from his home – work that could be worth millions.  

Where to watch

The third season for 'Mr Mercedes' is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, September 10 at 10 pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, On-Demand 1239, DIRECTV, U-Verse, & AT&T TV NOW

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