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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.


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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 dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. He's helped by his neighbor, Jerome (Jharrel Jerome), and Janey (Mary-Louise Parker), the sister of the original owner of the Mercedes.


Brendan Gleeson
as Detective Bill Hodges
Harry Treadaway
as Brady Hartsfield
Kelly Lynch
as Deborah Hartsfield
Jharrel Jerome
as Jerome Robinson
Scott Lawrence
as Detective Peter Dixon
Robert Stanton
as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher
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 (28) | Top Critics (11)

David Kelly and Stephen King have been entertaining the masses for many decades now, yet in Mr. Mercedes, they're both doing some of their best work in years.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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This is an all-star crew operating at near the peak of their abilities. It makes for a tight, terrifying story of a retired cop and the madman who got away but won't go away.

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Mr. Mercedes is premium-unleaded nightmare fuel right out of the gate, without even a touch of the strange or supernatural.

August 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The drama comes off as an unappealing combination of Stephen King's most ghastly horror moments mashed into a hard-boiled detective story. It doesn't earn its violence, even with a game cast and compelling ideas.

August 7, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The performances are strong throughout the show and writing is solid as well. Unfortunately, even the well-written dialogue is held back.

October 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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…

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