OFFICIAL: Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes will air on RTÉ this month 3 years ago

OFFICIAL: Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes will air on RTÉ this month

Great news for fans of the show.

It's somewhat fitting that as the night grows longer, we're finally going to be treated to Season 2 of the incredibly dark Mr. Mercedes because if there's one show that Irish audiences have been itching to see return, it's the wonderful adaptation of Stephen King's Bill Hodges series.

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If you haven't seen Season 1 then you're really missing out because just like the best cat and mouse thrillers, the tension and mystery keeps you hooked.

This being said, what separates Mr. Mercedes from other entries in this genre is the incredible performance of Brendan Gleeson because in may ways, this role is tailor-made for the gifted Irish actor.

Pissed off, foul-mouthed and haunted by a horrific case that he was unable to solve before retirement, Detective Bill Hodges is one of Gleeson's finest performances and if you're not up to date with the events of Season 1, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning.

Mr Mercedes Season 2

The second season picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadway) was foiled in his attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio.

Since the incident, Brady has been hospitalised in a coma.

Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) has done his very best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members that are attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that his nemesis is somehow responsible.

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All things considered, Gleeson is rightfully categorised as one of those actors that are good in any project and if Season 2 is half as good as what came before it, we would be very happy.

At present, Season 2 of Mr.Mercedes has an 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it will air on RTÉ2 on 22 October.

Music to the ears of Mr. Mercedes fans.

Here's a look at what's in store.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Px8KWEdMM

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Clip via Audience Network