Tai Freligh interviews Jack Bender about Mr. Mercedes…
Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome, Game of Thrones) is an Executive Producer and Director for Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about portraying violence and gore on the show, hopes for more seasons, and how much he read of the trilogy of books the show is based on.
On hopes for a second and third season of Mr. Mercedes.
Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him.
Here he talks about how he wanted to make the violence realistic, but not glorified on the show.
Here he talks about the freedom that the show being on cable gives him and the support of AT&T and DirecTV to do the show they wanted to do.
Here he talks about how much Stephen King supports and loves the show.
From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.
Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) plays Detective Bill Hodges alongside Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (Avatar) as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton (Mercury Rising) as Anthony “Robi” Frobisher, Ann Cusack (Nightcrawler) as Olivia Trelawney, Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as Janey Patterson and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show) as Ida Silver. They join the previously announced Kelly Lynch (Magic City) as Deborah Hartsfield, Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Holly Gibney and Breeda Wool (uNREAL) as Lou Linklatter.
Mr. Mercedes is set to premiere on August 9th.
Tai Freligh is a Los Angeles based writer and can be found on Twitter.