Good news is out for Stephen King fans, as the TV adaptation of the third in the Mr. Mercedes trilogy is coming to Peacock. Season 1 and 2 were well received by fans who can now look forward to Season 3, which is based on the book Finders Keepers.
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The first two seasons of Mr. Mercedes followed the story of investigator Bill Hodges on the track of the evil Brady Hartsfield. Brady had killed a queue of job seekers with a stolen Mercedes car – hence the name. Hodges and his trusty partners, Holly Gibney and Jerome manage to stop Hartsfield from blowing up a concert. In fact, Holly bashes the serial killer over the head, causing massive brain injury. However, this wasn’t stopping Brady in his evil plans.
In the third season of Mr. Mercedes, a beloved local author, John Rothstein is found murdered. During the crime, the killer steals unpublished novels by the author. When Rothstein is found dead, Hodges, Holly and Jerome join the local police on the hunt for the killer.
As the thrilling case unfolds, the investigative trio learns that while Brady Hartsfield might be gone, his evil lives on in the lives of his victims.
Stephen King makes the announcement
The announcement of Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes was made by Stephen King himself on Twitter. The author wrote, “Good news for those of you who have read and enjoyed the Bill Hodges trilogy, starting with Mr. Mercedes. Peacock is going to drop the 3rd season–the best one, I think–on March 4th. It’s based on Finders Keepers. Watch for Bruce Dern! He’s great!”
Good news for those of you who have read and enjoyed the Bill Hodges trilogy, starting with MR. MERCEDES. Peacock is going to drop the 3rd season–the best one, I think–on March 4th. It's based on FINDERS KEEPERS. Watch for Bruce Dern! He's great!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 4, 2021
Season 3 obviously has the stamp of approval of the horror author himself so this is something to really look forward to.
Who is starring in Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes
The iconic Brendan Gleeson returns in the role of Bill Hodges, with Justin Lupe as Holly Gibney and Jharrel Jerome as Jerome Robinson. Also, Holland Taylor reprises her role as Hodges’ neighbor, Ida Silver, Breeda Wool as Lou Linklatter and Kate Mulgrew as Alma Lane. Gabriel Ebert stars in the role of Morris Bellamy and Maximiliano Hernandez plays Antonio Montez. Meanwhile, Bruce Dern, mentioned by King in his tweet, plays John Rothstein, the murdered author himself.
Other stars include Rarmian Newton, Josh Daugherty, Claire Bronson, Brett Gelman, Glynn Turman, Natalie Paul, Patch Darragh and Meg Steedle.
As noted by Bloody Disgusting, David E. Kelly wrote Season 3 and executive produces alongside Stephen King and Jonathan Shapiro. Jack Bender is the director and an executive producer.
All ten episodes of Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes drop on Peacock on March 4, 2021. For those who haven’t watched the previous seasons, or want a refresher, Season 1 and 2 are already streaming on Peacock.
Enjoy a trailer for the new season below.
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