Stephen King isn’t made for TV—but he could be

On Wednesday, Hulu will premiere Castle Rock, the new series “based on characters and settings” by Stephen King. If that sounds an awful lot like “here’s a bunch of Easter eggs referencing the work of Stephen King,” that’s because it is. But the show is obviously trying to do more than just work in some…

Online trolls turn deadly in a stolid adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

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At its best, Mr. Mercedes, Audience Network’s new adaptation of the Stephen King novel, has genuinely honest and insightful moments that get at the culture of abuse and insecurity fostered by contemporary online culture. Nestled within the structure of a serial killer drama is some engaging character study, a deep…

Trailer for Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes features a killer clown in a killer car

Everybody’s making Stephen King adaptations these days, even AT&T, which has lined up an adaptation of King’s Mr. Mercedes as a TV series for the Audience network on DirecTV. The show is about a detective who gets pulled out of retirement by a serial killer, and if that sounds a little too straightforward for a…

Brendan Gleeson and Mary-Louise Parker to star in Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Throughout his career, Brendan Gleeson has been both lawmen and outlaws. But in AT&T Audience Network’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, he’ll star as one of the former. Deadline reports Gleeson will play a retired detective who begins searching for a psychopath who drives a Mercedes into a crowd of people.…

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes repeatedly subverts expectations

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Like so many of Stephen King’s novels, Mr. Mercedes has a collection of laughably creaky old tropes at the center, including a serial killer who can’t stop baiting a cop to come find him, and a young attractive divorcée who can’t stop boffing the much older, out-of-shape private investigator she’s hired. For most…