“Mr. Mercedes” is an American crime drama television series that airs on the Audience. The series first premiered on August 9, 2017. It has been developed for television by David E. Kelley, who has shows like ‘Big Title Lies‘ and ‘Boston Legal’ to his name. The entire series is based on the Bill Hodges novel trilogy that has been penned by Stephen king.
Mr. Mercedes Plot: What is it About?
Unlike other Stephen King novels, Mr. Mercedes is about monsters inside people rather than ones outside people. Thus, the plot of the show focuses on Hartsfield, who has driven a stolen Mercedes into a line of people looking for jobs at the local job fair. This earned his him name as he killed 16 people that day. The case remains unsolved, and while this preys on Bill’s mind, he is a retired detective. However, the past comes knocking, when Mr. Mercedes resurfaces. This brilliant psychopath begins to taunt Bill, trying to get caught, but also outsmarting him.
As the game of cat and mouse begins to heat up and get more dangerous, it becomes evident that Hartsfield is driven by an existential stake and is bent on leaving his mark on the world. As the story progresses, however, Hartsfield’s character transcends grounded reality to stretched credulity. He is shown to be actually able to hack into people’s minds. While this touch of supernatural might have sat well in other King’s shows, it goes against what the series set out to build initially.
The show has been critically lauded as well and has had 3 successful seasons so far. Now the question is, Will there be a Mr. Mercedes season 4?
Released or Cancelled?
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Season 3 premiered on September 10, 2019. As far as the next season goes, here is the thing. Audience Network was discontinued by AT&T in May 2020. The channel transitioned into becoming a preview channel for HBO Max. As a result, the fate of many of its original shows was left hanging. And this includes ‘Mr. Mercedes’ as well. As of now, ‘Mr. Mercedes’ season 4 stands canceled on Audience. If it is revived in any other form in another network, we will update and let you know.