Mr. Mercedes season 2 adds Jack Huston, Sicario star
Brady is back — and he’s bringing a few new faces with him.
As announced Thursday by the AT&T AUDIENCE Network, production on the second season of Mr. Mercedes, based on author Stephen King’s Bill Hodges Trilogy, will commence in February in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to original cast members, such as Harry Treadaway as killer Brady Hartsfield and Brendan Gleeson as Detective Bill Hodges, the new batch of 10 hourlong episodes will also see Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston and Sicario‘s Maximillian Hernandez.
Huston, also known for 2016’s Ben-Hur, has been cast as Brady’s doctor, Dr. Felix Babineau. Hernandez, meanwhile, will take the role of Assistant DA Antonio Montez when Mr. Mercedes season 2 premieres on DIRECTV sometime this summer.
The cast will also see the return of Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Breeda Wool, Justine Lupe, Nancy Travis, and Holland Taylor. Behind-the-camera talent will feature David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) as co-leads of the writers room, and Jack Bender (Game of Thrones) as director on eight of the 10 episodes.
King, Kelley, Bender, and Lehane will also executive produce with Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment.
Also coming from the AT&T AUDIENCE Network 2018 programming slate are the documentary The Refuge (premiering Feb. 14) and original series You Me Her (premiering season 3 on March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), ICE (premiering season 2 on March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), and Condor (debuting on June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT).
Condor, a conspiracy thriller series from showrunner Jason Smilovic (screenwriter of War Dogs), stars Max Irons as Joe Turner (shown in the photo above), a young CIA analyst who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions.
Based on the James Grady novel Six Days of the Condor and Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel’s screenplay Three Days of the Condor, the series features William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni, Kristen Hager, Mira Sorvino, Bob Balaban, and special guest star Brendan Fraser.