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Stephen King’s serial killer show starring Brendan Gleeson kicks off …




By Rory Cashin

More Stephen King stuff. MOAR!

Now with added Irish-ness, thanks to the presence of local legend Brendan Gleeson, who is on the hunt for a serial killer in this new thriller series Mr. Mercedes.

The show debuted about a month ago in the States to some very impressive reviews, with particular praise going towards Brendan himself.

The Huffington Post said that “Gleeson does a first-rate job with a character we’ve seen before, the tormented cop who plunges into a battle where he’s seemingly outflanked and outgunned. [The villain] is suitably troubling as a kid who represses such waves of rage and frustration that we don’t doubt it could explode somewhere.”

Gleeson plays retired police detective who finds himself being taunted by a demented serial killer (played by Fortitude’s Harry Treadaway) with a series of lurid letters

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BBC commissions shows about serial killer Stephen Port and Grenfell Tower

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BBC commissions shows about serial killer Stephen Port and Grenfell Tower

A new drama about the victims of serial killer Stephen Port will focus on their families’ fight to uncover what happened, the BBC has announced.

Port was found guilty last year of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.

The Barking Murders, which is a working title, will be a three-part factual drama from Jeff Pope and Neil McKay, the team behind The Moorside and Appropriate Adult.

The BBC (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Writer McKay told the Edinburgh International Television Festival: “Four young men with their entire future ahead of them lost their lives in a brutal and tragic way.

“This is a story not only of the consequences of that loss but also of the extraordinary courage and resilience shown by those who loved them as they sought truth and justice. It

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BBC commissions shows about serial killer Stephen Port and Grenfell Tower

“This is a story not only of the consequences of that loss but also of the extraordinary courage and resilience shown by those who loved them as they sought truth and justice. It is a privilege to be able to tell it.”

Pope, executive producer at ITV Studios, added: “I think this is an opportunity to say something about how we don’t always have to accept what we are told by those in authority, and how determination, sheer bloody-mindedness and – above all else – love, will always triumph.”

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/bbc-commissions-shows-about-serial-killer-stephen-port-and-grenfell-tower-36065092.html

Superb new serial killer TV show is being hailed as the ‘best adaptation of a Stephen King novel’




By Rory Cashin

This looks absolutely essential.

We’ve already had the latest adaptation of The Mist on the small-screen, while the big screen has taken on the likes of The Dark Tower and everyone is shaking with anticipation for IT.

Our very own Brendan Gleeson is getting in on the King action, taking the lead in the new serial killer thriller series Mr. Mercedes.

Gleeson plays retired police detective who finds himself being taunted by a demented serial killer (played by Fortitude’s Luke Treadaway) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

The show is produced by the minds behind Game Of Thrones and Lost, and has been adapted by the guy who brought us one of this year’s best new

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/entertainment/brendan-gleeson-mister-mercedes-137807

David E. Kelley on bringing Stephen King’s serial killer saga Mr. Mercedes to brutal life

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You’re never going to love the monster, but while you’re loving hating him, David E. Kelley hopes you have a little pity, too.

In his new series Mr. Mercedes, premiering on the ATT Audience Network on Aug. 9, the producer of The Practice and Big Little Lies takes on a Stephen King novel about a retired, curmudgeonly Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and the killer who got away. That madman is Brady Hartsfield (Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway), who plowed a stolen Benz into a crowd of people years before and escaped without a trace.

Kelley says audiences should harbor a little anger toward the aging detective, who is wallowing in self-pity and wasting away in

Read more at: http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/18/mr-mercedes-david-e-kelley-stephen-king-preview/

‘Mr. Mercedes’ Trailer Reveals the Stephen King Serial Killer Series

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The Stephen King adaptations never stop, but this year in particular has been a hell of time for fans of the prolific genre author. On the film end two of King’s most beloved and long-anticipated movie adaptations are finally upon us with IT and The Dark Tower, and on the small screen, 2017 has already brought us Spike’s The Mist series. Up next is ATT Audience Network’s adaptation of his serial killer thriller, Mr. Mercedes.

Described by King as his first hardboiled detective story, the adaptation comes from David E. Kelley and stars Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, a psychopathic killer who reemerges from a high-profile cold case to to torment Brendan Gleeson‘s Bill Hodges, a retired detective who’s off his game, but still bothered by the one cold case he never solved. What follows is a

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How Stephen Curry went from The Castle to serial killer

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May 30, 2017 14:49:36

'It's not the sort of thing you want to be typecast as'Video: ‘It’s not the sort of thing you want to be typecast as’

(ABC News)

Stephen Curry has long wanted to play a “bad guy” in a film.

Maybe a robber, he thought, or a shonky man who occasionally sold VHS players from the back of his car.

So when a casting agent was writing down a list of names for a new Australian thriller, Hounds of Love, she tacked his on the end.

“Director Ben Young looked at it and went,

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-30/how-stephen-curry-went-from-the-castle-to-serial-killer/8572700

Grindr serial killer Stephen Port’s victims’ families slam ‘appalling’ probe into police inquiry that missed …

THE grieving families of the victims of Grindr killer Stephen Port have slammed an inquiry into police failings in the case, calling its slow pace “insulting and distressing”.

Serial killer Port, 42, was handed a whole life term in November for murdering four young men he met through gay dating websites.

The families of victims of serial killer Stephen Port, pictured, have spoken of their frustration at an inquiry into police failings in the case

The families of victims of serial killer Stephen Port, pictured, have spoken of their frustration at an inquiry into police failings in the case

Stephen Port was handed a whole life term in November for murdering four young men he met through gay dating websites

Stephen Port was handed a whole life term in November for murdering four young men

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3606518/grindr-killer-stephen-ports-victims-families-slam-probe-police-failings/