Stephen King's serial killer show starring Brendan Gleeson kicks off on RTÉ One tonight 1 year ago

Stephen King's serial killer show starring Brendan Gleeson kicks off on RTÉ One tonight

More Stephen King stuff. MOAR!

Now with added Irish-ness, thanks to the presence of local legend Brendan Gleeson, who is on the hunt for a serial killer in this new thriller series Mr. Mercedes.

The show debuted about a month ago in the States to some very impressive reviews, with particular praise going towards Brendan himself.

The Huffington Post said that "Gleeson does a first-rate job with a character we’ve seen before, the tormented cop who plunges into a battle where he’s seemingly outflanked and outgunned. [The villain] is suitably troubling as a kid who represses such waves of rage and frustration that we don’t doubt it could explode somewhere."

Gleeson plays retired police detective who finds himself being taunted by a demented serial killer (played by Fortitude's Harry Treadaway) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.

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Mr. Mercedes is produced by the minds behind Game Of Thrones and Lost, and has been adapted by the guy who brought us one of this year's best new shows, Big Little Lies, so a lot of very impressive talent involved both in front of and behind the camera on this one.

The show kicks off on RTÉ One tonight from 10.15pm and you can check out the trailer below:

Clip via Audience Network