Monday, January 23, 2017

Kelley Bringing King to the Boob Tube

Well, this has potential. I hadn’t heard before today that TV writer-producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, etc.) is adapting Stephen King’s 2014 detective novel, Mr. Mercedes, as a 10-episode series, set to debut this coming fall on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. The Hollywood Reporter says the “drama follows a demented killer (Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and e-mails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.”

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