Harry Treadaway plays Brady Hartsfield a.k.a. Mr. Mercedes.
If you're like us, you're eagerly awaiting tonight's final episode of Mr. Mercedes, airing on AT&T's Audience Network. Good news folks — after tonight's episode we can rest assured that the locally filmed Stephen King series will be back for season two, according to Variety.
The TV show based on King's best-selling detective Bill Hodges trilogy (which includes Finders Keepers and End of Watch) was filmed in Charleston earlier this year. From our eagle-eye viewing we've seen cameos of North Charleston Coliseum, Prohibition, Little Jack's Tavern, Blo Dry Bar, the American College of the Building Arts, the International Longshoremen's building on Morrison, Wagener Terrace, the Mill, and the Ravenel Bridge (hard to miss). Oh, and be sure to check out local artist Patrick Prickett's set designs, featured in episodes 9 and 10.
Patrick Prickett's work is featured in episodes 9 and 10 of 'Mr. Mercedes.' He was discovered by a set a designer on Instagram.
In case you haven't been following the series, Mr. Mercedes is a thriller about a killer deemed "Mr. Mercedes," who mows down a large group of people waiting in line for a job fair, in a stolen Mercedes. The story twists and turns, bringing in everyone from the owner of the Mercedes, to the killer, played by Harry Treadaway (we see life from his perspective, and it ain't pretty), to the detective, Bill Hodges (played by Brendan Gleeson), who has stayed on the case even in retirement. The characters are quirky and the storyline is pretty fast-paced, even if it strays from the book (so says our resident Stephen King expert).
Head of the Audience Network, Christopher Long, said, "We're thrilled that the first installment of Mr. Mercedes resonated with such a wide audience." Director Jack Bender doesn't explicitly tell Variety that season two will be filmed in Charleston, but he certainly suggests as much. "With Sonar and AT&T, along with great scripts and our talented team in Charleston, I am thrilled to keep telling this story."
The first season had a call for extras, so stay tuned for calls for the second season. Until then, happy viewing.
Mr. Mercedes may need extras for season two — stay tuned.