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“The Institute”: David E. Kelley, Jack Bender Attached to Stephen King Adapt Series

With AT&T’s AUDIENCE Network premiering the third season of Mr. Mercedes today, the creative team behind the series are readying their next project – but they won’t be straying from Stephen King‘s literary universe. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Jack Bender (Lost) are attached to Spyglass Media Group’s upcoming limited series adaptation of […]

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 3 – Stephen King: “This Is the Best Season”

AT&T‘s Audience Network’s critically-acclaimed thriller-drama Mr. Mercedes is set to return for its third season on September 10th, and now viewers are learning from the author whose works have been adapted for the series what he thinks about the upcoming season. Spoiler? He’s a big fan. Stephen King took to Twitter on Tuesday to assure fans […]

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 3: Crewmember Electrocuted; Expected to Make “Full Recovery”

Production on Audience Network‘s upcoming season of critically-acclaimed Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes was halted on Friday after a veteran special effects crewmember was electrocuted “hooking up lights in the rain” on location in Summerville, South Carolina – a suburb of Charleston. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) is overseeing the writer’s room, with Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) returning […]

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 3 Adds Gabriel Ebert, Rarmian Newton as Regulars; Glynn Turman to Recur

With production on Audience Network‘s upcoming season of critically-acclaimed Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes currently underway Charleston, South Carolina, we’re learning that Gabriel Ebert (Ricki and the Flash) and Rarmian Newton (Rise) have joined as series 3 regulars; while Glynn Turman (How To Get Away With Murder) will recur. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) will oversee the writer’s […]

Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Based on ‘Finders Keepers,’ Begins Production in February

A little more than two months after Audience Network first announced a season 3 renewal for their critically-acclaimed Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes comes news that production on the series is set to begin next month in Charleston, SC. Production Weekly also reported on their Instagram page that David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) will return as showrunner, with Jack Bender (Lost, […]

Mr. Mercedes Season 2: Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway on Hodges/Brady Dynamic

The works of author Stephen King have taken to the streaming services like Cujo took to “rabies,” with Castle Rock currently earning accolades on Hulu and Netflix moving ahead on a Vincenzo Natali-directed adaptation of King’s short story (with son Joe Hill) In The Tall Grass. AT&T/Audience Network‘s take on Mr. Mercedes should definitely be added […]

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Famed Screenwriter Richard Price to Pen Stephen King ‘The Outsider’ Series Pilot

Stephen King (Salem’s Lot, The Shining) and Media Rights Capital are dusting themselves off from the battles of The Dark Tower to develop the best-selling author’s recent novel The Outsider to series. According to Deadline Hollywood, the 10-episode limited series adaptation has tapped famed novelist and screenwriter Richard Price (The Deuce, Sea of Love) to write […]

Brady Remains a Threat to Hodges in ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 2 Teaser

Between the international box office success of Stephen King‘s It and the hotly anticipated “King shared universe” anthology series Castle Rock set to bow on Hulu next month, the author’s been having an amazing run of adaptations lately. AT&T/Audience Network‘s take on Mr. Mercedes would definitely be considered one of those successes, reaching audiences and […]

Mr. Mercedes Season 2 Adds Boardwalk’s Huston, Sicario’s Hernandez

With production on the second season of AT&T Audience Network’s breakout series Mr. Mercedes set to begin next month, Boardwalk Empire alum Jack Huston and Maximiliano Hernandez (Sicario) are joining Stephen King‘s game of “cat and mouse” between Brendan Gleeson‘s Detective Bill Hodges and Harry Treadaway‘s Brady Hartsfield. David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Dennis Lehane […]

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‘Mr. Mercedes’: Audience Renews Stephen King Series For Season 2

It really is good to be “The King”. AT&T’s Audience Network has given the go-ahead for a second season of Mr. Mercedes head of the show’s first season finale. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch), David E. Kelley and Jack Bender will be returning to […]

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Trailer: Brendan Gleeson Hunts Killer In King Adaptation

With less than a month before its premiere, AT&T’s Audience released the official trailer for their adaptation of Mr. Mercedes, an original series based on the 2014 Stephen King novel. The 10-episode series was originally picked-up by the DirecTV-exclusive channel in May 2016, with Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Carnivale) tapped to direct and David […]

Game Of Thrones Season Seven May Be Seven Episodes Long

While it is still unclear how long Game of Thrones‘ final years will run, one voice appears clear on next year being shorter. Director Jack Bender — who helmed the most recent two episodes — told Vanity Fair (via TV Guide) that he is unsure if he will return to direct any season seven episodes […]

Stephen King And David E Kelley Team For Mr. Mercedes

David E. Kelley, the guy who created Doogie Howser MD, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and the aborted Wonder Woman series, is teaming up with horror master Stephen King and Lost director Jack Bender to produce a miniseries called Mr. Mercedes for Sonar Entertainment. Based on King’s novel about a psychopath who kills people by driving […]