Summary

Psychopath killer Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) sends letters and emails to retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) about his unsolved killings in David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2014 book

What The Critics Say (Metascore 71)

  • David E. Kelley has delivered another powerful adaptation on the heels of his Emmy-nominated Big Little Lies for HBO. In the first four episodes made available for preview, he does justice to Bill Hodges, one of Stephen King’s most colorfully compelling heroes in ages. — Matt Roush, TV Guide
  • Mr. Mercedes is a fine example of something that has been less frequent over the years–an effective Stephen King adaptation carried by strong performances and smart writing choices. — Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
  • It’s familiar stuff that Kelley could adapt in his sleep–The Practice never seemed to run out of charismatic serial killers who always managed to hoodwink poor stupid Bobby Donnell until after he was suckered into getting them an acquittal–but the details, and the performances, are all well-drawn enough to make it a pleasing rendition of this classic rock tune. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX