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Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Mr. Mercedes propels its tense, creepy narrative with quick-witted dialogue, strong characters, and terrifying surprises.


Air date: Aug 9, 2017
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The first season of the mystery-thriller series based on a novel by Stephen King opens with a man in a clown mask driving a stolen car into a crowd, killing everyone; the crime is then investigated by Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson). Two years later, Bill Hodges is now retired, but is still haunted by the case of "Mr. Mercedes." When the killer himself, Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), leaves a message on his answering machine taunting him, the former detective launches himself into a … More

Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Network: Audience
Premiere Date: Aug 9, 2017


Brendan Gleeson
as Detective Bill Hodge...
Harry Treadaway
as Brady Hartsfield
Kelly Lynch
as Deborah Hartsfield
Jharrel Jerome
as Jerome Robinson
Scott Lawrence
as Detective Peter Dixo...
Robert Stanton
as Anthony "Robi" Frobi...
Breeda Wool
as Lou Linklatter
Justine Lupe
as Holly Gibney
Ann Cusack
as Olivia Trelawney
Mary-Louise Parker
as Janey Patterson
Holland Taylor
as Ida Silver
Makayla Lysiak
as Barbara Robinson
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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

The genius of this series was that all of the characters, even the most minor, were so quirky and so well cast that they seemed to have lives that extended beyond their presence on screen.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…
Irish Independent

The bedrock is King's book. TV hasn't always done justice to fiction's greatest living storyteller. Mr Mercedes looks like it will.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
The Herald (Ireland)

I may have my quibbles about some of it, particularly in terms of the unnecessary changes, but overall, it's a pretty solid adaptation to date.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…
TV Equals

The players keep warm what could be a chilly exercise.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

David E. Kelley definitely still has it, but working with some constraints - adapting a novel and/or working with a forceful director like Bender or Jean-Marc Vallée - makes it easier for him to remind us of that fact.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Mr. Mercedes is a fine example of something that has been less frequent over the years -- an effective Stephen King adaptation carried by strong performances and smart writing choices.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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