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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Audience Network’s Mr. Mercedes, based on the book of the same name by Stephen King is getting a second season, Deadline reports. The series will also retain David E. Kelley as writer and Jack Bender as director, which is a huge plus for those who have become attached to the show.

Mr. Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside,” Bender told the outlet. “We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colorful characters to life. … I am thrilled to keep telling this story.”

Said Kelley:

“I’m excited and thrilled. Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, Jack Bender, Brendan Gleeson — this is a special team indeed.”

The series so far has followed a demented killer, Brady Hartsfield, who taunts a retired detective, Bill Hodges, after he (the killer, that is) drives a car into a crowd of people. The way the series is going, they look to be wrapping up that first book with this season, and with that, we wouldn’t be surprised if next season would cover the next book in the series, Finders Keepers, which has a different villain altogether (though Brady does return in the third book of the trilogy, End of Watch).

2017 really has been golden year for author Stephen King. If we can ignore The Dark Tower, pretty much all of his other adaptations have been solid endeavors. IT was absolutely amazing, The Mist isn’t half bad, Castle Rock looks great (though that’s coming out next year), and Mr. Mercedes over on Audience Network is another surprisingly strong series.

Yes, the great book series that was relegated to a network almost no one knows about is actually pretty great in its own right. Given the strengths of the show, we’re happy to see it’s seen success.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.