Mr. Mercedes: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
Mr. Mercedes

Critics Consensus

Mr. Mercedes gains a new, supernatural dimension in a rollicking second season that pits the talents of Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway against each other, generating enough sparks to dazzle mystery aficionados and horror buffs alike.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 88
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Air date: Aug 22, 2018
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Tv Season Info

Two years after retiring, former homicide detective Bill Hodges is still haunted by his last case. When the demented culprit begins to torment Hodges, he embarks on a crusade to bring the killer to justice.


Brendan Gleeson
as Detective Bill Hodges
Harry Treadaway
as Brady Hartsfield
Kelly Lynch
as Deborah Hartsfield
Jharrel Jerome
as Jerome Robinson
Scott Lawrence
as Detective Peter Dixon
Robert Stanton
as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher
Breeda Wool
as Lou Linklatter
Justine Lupe
as Holly Gibney
Ann Cusack
as Olivia Trelawney
Mary-Louise Parker
as Janey Patterson
Holland Taylor
as Ida Silver
Makayla Lysiak
as Barbara Robinson
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Mercedes Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

A nice slow simmer is well-suited to Gleeson's talents as an actor who doesn't mind taking his time in further molding a character with a gruff exterior and an old, buttered soul.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

[The] finale is a cracker, by the way, full of twists and turns, and bowing out in a way that will leave you know what happens next.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The program can still tell a tense, boiled down crime story with supernatural touches, it's just that this season requires a lot more patience.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Mr. Mercedes may fumble a bit in the transition from hardboiled detective drama to supernatural sc-ifi, but the caliber of the performances and the commitment to character drama ensure that there's still plenty of reason to tune in.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's these little touches, as much as the brilliantly realised and often violent set-pieces, that distinguish Mr Mercedes from most other dramas and that ensure I'll be keeping faith with it until Christmas time.

Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…

One thing's for sure so far: This season will be a lot more surreal than the first. It will take a few more episodes to see how this all works, but color me interested.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Whether it's because the actors feel a kinship when they get down to business or the writers get excited at the possibility of what Gleeson and Treadaway will do with their material is beside the point. They're electric.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though it's not always successful in what it's attempting to do (a fact that's a little more apparent in season 2), Mr. Mercedes is nevertheless entertaining and driven by compelling performances that it's worth seeking out.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The pop culture landscape is crowded with creepy imaginings of Stephen King... Crowded, yes, but it would be downright scary if viewers overlooked Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Lupe's Holly is an example of how an actor can, by actually inhabiting a role, make something better than what registers as a collection of occasionally endearing tics on the page... Lupe makes Holly funny, sweet, sad and surprisingly real.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Mercedes: Season 2

  • May 24, 2019
    Interesting but far less engaging 2nd season. I enjoyed it but it takes a long time to get going this season.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Brendan Gleeson was born for this role!
  • Sep 12, 2018
    The best tv show ever no joke
  • Aug 29, 2018
    Season 1 was great. Hopefully season 2 will be as good!

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