Season two of Mr. Mercedes ended with retired detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) painting evil smiley faces in his backyard. Not just any evil smiley faces. The kind that was the calling card of Hodges’ obsession, the serial killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), better known as Mr. Mercedes.
Brady was killed by his former partner Lou Linklater (Breeda Wool) in court during his trial. She hadn’t forgiven him for stabbing her in season one.
And that plot twist is how the show will continue its story into season three. The trailer, which you can watch below, features Lou incarcerated and convicted for killing Brady. Her lawyer, Roland Finkelstein (Brett Gelman), asks if anyone actually wants to give the person who killed Mr. Mercedes the death penalty. Meanwhile, Lou desperately wants out of jail. Finkelstein confides in Bill that Lou is talking to the very dead Brady. And he answers her.
For the uninitiaed, the series follows a demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective 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. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Directed by Jack Bender (Lost, Game of Thrones) and adapted for television by David E. Kelley. All three serve as Executive Producers.
Mr. Mercedes is based on a crime novel by writer Stephen King. It is his 51st novel and the 44th published under his own name. He calls it his first hard-boiled detective book.
Don’t miss the premiere of Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, On-Demand 1239, DIRECTV, U-Verse, & AT&T TV NOW