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Tonight – The Horrifying Mr. Mercedes

(Photo: David Buchan/Variety/Shutterstock) Breeda Wool and Brett Gelman AT&T Audience Network 'Mr. Mercedes' TV Show panel, TCA Summer Press Tour, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Jul 2019

By Valerie Milano

Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/10/19 – Immediately on the tail end of climatic and chilling finale, season 3 returns this fall to continue the thrilling saga that is Mr. Mercedes! 


Following closely the Stephen King series The Bill Hodges Trilogy, this beautifully written adaptation re-captures the story of ‘cat-and-mouse’ between retired detective Bill Hodges and intelligent psychopath Brady Hartsfield who has seemingly gotten away with driving a Mercedes into a crowd of employment seekers.  During the TCA Summer Press tour, Mercedes director and cast discuss key elements that viewers can expect from the much anticipated premier.

BREEDA WOOL at Mr. Mercedes Panel at TCA Summer Tour in Los Angeles 07/23/2019

Going into season 3, Mercedes fans can expect to see some fresh faces to add to the suspense pool. Breeda Wool (Lou Linklatter) exclaims,  “The introduction of the new cast this year is something that is so thrilling. Kate Mulgrew, Bruce Dern, Gabriel. It’s — and Brett, and my lovely Brett, and Natalie Paul, and it’s this new, fresh, amazing collection of actors, and the acting that [I saw] — seeing from you guys is so extraordinary. It’s really just like a haven for people to explore both dark and really heartfelt and, you know, the story is not always taking a knife’s edge into darkness. It also is about community and Hodges building his community out to Jharrel and to Holly and putting together this battle between, you know, as Jack as always says, “The darkness within.”’


While the premier also finds itself smack dab in the middle the harsh murder trial with Lou Linklatter in the defendant seat, there are some recurring themes that fans can expect to see analyzed gracefully by director Jack Bender. He describes, “there was one thing that I always wanted to deal with, and we weren’t able to until this season, was the repercussions of evil, and that when something happens, when you think about these places, these towns where these horrible massacres happen, and everybody in that town says, “I can’t believe it happened here. I can’t believe it happened to us.” That’s very much a part of our show, and I always — we always wanted to deal with it doesn’t just stop. The ripples in the evil pond don’t just stop with the immediate characters and the family. It affects that town. It stains that town, and I think as a nation right now we’re suffering that a little bit, but we won’t get into all that. I do think that it’s great that we can deal with that this season.”

The cerebral and horrifying premier of Mr. Mercedes airs September 9th on the Audience network! 

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.