Audience Network Greenlights Second Season of ‘Mr. Mercedes’

Audience Network has renewed its thriller series Mr. Mercedes for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

The series, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, will return for a 10-episode season in 2018, according to the network. The season one finale of the series, which stars Harry Treadaway and Brendan Gleeson, airs Oct. 11.

King, David E. Kelley (Big Little LIes, Ally McBeal), Dennis Lehane and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) will return as executive producers for the second season, according to Audience Network. 

“We’re thrilled that the first installment of Mr. Mercedes resonated with such a wide audience,” said Christopher Long, head of AT&T Audience Network in a statement. “David E. Kelley, Jack Bender, Dennis Lehane, and Sonar did a masterful job crafting a series that honored the original work by Stephen King. We’re excited to have the opportunity to create a second season with this incredible team.”

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