MR. MERCEDES: Executive producer and director Jack Bender on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

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In Season 3 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Tuesday September 10 on AT&T Audience Network, mass murderer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) is dead, but private detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) is still on the case. For one thing, Hodges feels responsible for the fact that Lou Linklatter (Breeda Wool) is in jail for killing Brady. Bill and Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe), his partner in the Finders Keepers detective agency, are trying to help Lou when another case crops up. Bill’s favorite author, Henry Rothstein (Bruce Dern) has been murdered in a home invasion robbery. We know, though Bill doesn’t yet, that […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Breeda Wool gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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In Season 2 of AT&T Audience Network’s MR. MERCEDES, based on a trilogy of novels by Stephen King, things are heating up. Mass murderer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) has been in a coma since being knocked out by aspiring private eye Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) in the Season 1 finale. Holly’s timely action prevented Brady from detonating a bomb. But by now, it’s become clear to a lot of people, especially Holly’s professional partner, retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), that Brady is somehow able to murderously control other people from his hospital bed. Breeda Wool plays Lou Linklatter, […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Executive Producer Jack Bender on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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In Season 1 of AT&T Audience Network/DirecTV’s MR. MERCEDES, adapted for television by David E. Kelley from the Stephen King novel of the same name, innocent-looking young man Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) commits mass murder with the title vehicle. Retired Chicago police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) and his friend Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) track Brady down while he’s committing more homicides. Holly manages to inflict near-fatal brain damage on Brady, thwarting his plan to blow up a full auditorium. In Season 2 of MR. MERCEDES, premiering Wednesday, August, 22 Bill and Holly have opened a private detective agency, Finders […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Brendan Gleeson on playing detective on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

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In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, which has its first-season finale Wednesday, October 11 (and was just renewed for Season 2 today), Brendan Gleeson plays retired homicide detective Bill Hodges. Based on the novel by Stephen King, MR MERCEDES follows Bill’s dogged pursuit of the title character (Harry Treadaway), who used a stolen car to commit mass murder and is intending to kill even more people. Gleeson, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for decades. He’s gained three Golden Globe nominations – for playing an idiosyncratic Irish cop in THE GUARD, a […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Harry Treadaway on Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

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In AT&T Audience Network’s MR MERCEDES, airing Wednesday nights, no one but the audience knows the true identity of the title character. To the untrained eye, Brady Hartsfield, played by Harry Treadaway, is a slightly withdrawn, tech-savvy young man who lives with his widowed mother (Kelly Lynch) and supplements his income by driving an ice cream truck. However, in this ten-part adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller, Brady’s hobby is murder. Two years ago, he used a stolen Mercedes to kill and cripple people waiting to enter a job fair, and now he wants to do something even bigger. Retired police […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Actress Breeda Wool on Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

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In AT&T Audience Network’s Wednesday-night drama MR MERCEDES, based on Stephen King’s novel, no one has yet figured out that Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) is actually a mass murderer. Certainly Breeda Wool’s character, Lou Linklatter, has no clue about her coworker at the suburban Supreme Electronix store. In fact, Brady is the rare friendly face in a work environment where the boss (Robert Stanton) tolerates extreme homophobia toward  Lou, a lesbian computer tech specialist. Wool was a regular on UNREAL as Faith Duluth, and got her own ten-episode spin-off, THE FAITH DIARIES. This season, the actress has also had guest […]Read On »

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MR MERCEDES: Director Jack Bender on adapting Stephen King – Exclusive Interview

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MR MERCEDES, airing on AT&T Audience Network Wednesday nights, is based on the first book in Stephen King’s best-selling trilogy. Adapted for television by David E. Kelley, MR MERCEDES takes its title from the character of Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a young man who used a stolen Mercedes-Benz to commit vehicular multiple homicide and has since graduated to other forms of serial killing. Brady may have made a mistake, though, in taunting retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), who refuses to give up on the case. Jack Bender is an executive producer on MR MERCEDES and directed seven of […]Read On »

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MR. MERCEDES: Kelly Lynch on new Stephen King series – Exclusive Interview

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MR. MERCEDES, airing Wednesday nights, is Audience Network’s ten-episode adaptation of the Stephen King best seller, the first in a trilogy. The story concerns the hunt by a retired Chicago police detective, portrayed by Brendan Gleeson, to track down the man who used the title vehicle to commit mass murder at a job fair. Kelly Lynch plays Deborah Hartsfield, who doesn’t realize that her son Brady (Harry Treadaway) is the killer. Then again, there are a lot of things that Deborah doesn’t know, as she’s in an alcohol-induced haze most of the time, for reasons that gradually become clear. Lynch, […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: Timothy Dalton on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

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In creator John Logan’s Showtime series PENNY DREADFUL, now in its second season Sundays at 10 PM, nobody is having an easy time of it in late nineteenth-century London. American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) is dealing with his dual nature and the death of his girlfriend Brona (Billie Piper), whose corpse has been appropriated by Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) to make a mate for his original creation (Rory Kinnear). Medium Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green, is coping with demonic possession. Sir Malcolm Murray, played by Timothy Dalton, is at the center of all these people, and more. […]Read On »

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PENNY DREADFUL: John Logan on Season 2 – Interview

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As PENNY DREADFUL creator/executive producer John Logan notes, “No two witches are the same, no two vampires are the same, no two demonically-possessed women are the same.” Viewers of the Showtime series were likely to have figured this out from first season, and now second season is upon us, Sundays at 10 PM. We see not only the further experiences of gunfighter/demon fighter-with-a-huge secret Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Devil-possessed psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), his loyal aide Sembene (Danny Sapani), ageless Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), his Creature (Rory Kinnear) […]Read On »

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