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
“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.”
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
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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
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
The families of four men murdered by “Grindr killer” Stephen Port are suing the Metropolitan Police for more than £200,000 over claims that police failed to link the deaths due to homophobia.
Mr Port, 41, met his victims on the gay dating app before spiking them with lethal doses of GHB – known as liquid ecstasy – and dumping their bodies close to his east London flat between June 2014 and September 2015.
The men, Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Jack Taylor, 25, all died of GHB poisoning. Three of them were found in a churchyard next to Mr Port’s home in Barking.
Mr Port had propped the bodies up in sitting positions with bottles of the party drug planted on them.
The former escort and chef left a fake suicide note with Mr Whitworth that read: “Please do not blame the guy I was with last night.”
Police initially thought the youngsters had overdosed and