‘Mr. Mercedes’ Cast, Producers on the Show’s ‘Believable Horror Story’ in Modern-Day America

“Mr. Mercedes,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, debuts Wednesday night on the Audience Network. Stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Harry Treadaway, and Mary Louise-Parker; director/executive producer Jack Bender; writer/executive producer David E. Kelley; and executive producer King discussed how the new series dissects the true struggles of modern-day America.

“Mr. Mercedes” takes place directly after the financial crisis of 2008, and Lynch delved into how that affects the characters. “I think when people lose hope, the world doesn’t have a place for them. What does that do to a human being?”

“That’s what Stephen King is so good about, is finding a very believable horror story and he’s put it right onto the streets of modern-day America,” said Treadaway.

The first episode of “Mr. Mercedes” can be streamed for free at att.net/mrmercedes.

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  1. Did Stephen King move from Maine to Ohio sometime that I didn’t know about? Did the writers? Did they live through the financial crisis and economic downturn when no credit was available on a blue collar paycheck and see their jobs eliminated? Or were they all in school or living in LA or Maine? Pretty condescending to say “this is JUST what it was LIKE!”. Maybe Stephen King will write a war novel next and it will be “just like it REALLY is in Afghanistan!” You want to know why Hollywood has a problem? This is it.