Emmy nominee and two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Mustang) is joining the cast of AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s critically acclaimed drama series “Mr. Mercedes“, as a guest star. Dern is set to play John Rothstein, a famous and reclusive writer living on the fringes of Bridgton, Ohio.
Season three of “Mr. Mercedes” will closely follow the story contained in “Finders Keepers,” the second book of Stephen King’s series, and will continue to explore the fallout from the massacre perpetrated by Brady Hartsfield.
David E. Kelley has returned for the third season, continuing the adaption of Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy alongside Jonathan Shapiro, with Jack Bender continuing to direct. In addition to King, Kelley, Bender, and Shapiro, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Entertainment, Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni of Sonar Entertainment, and Shane Elrod and Kate Regan of AT&T AUDIENCE Network continue to serve as executive producers.
Last year Dern earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Joe Kennedy in Chappaquiddick and for his role opposite Matthew McConaughey in Sony’s White Boy Rick. He also starred alongside Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in Netflix’s Our Souls at Night.
Dern will be seen later this year in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” playing real-life rancher George Spahn. He also has roles in several highly anticipated independent film projects completed, including Remember Me, The Artist’s Wife, Mustang, Emperor, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and Freaks. Other upcoming titles featuring Dern include Class Rank, Warning Shot, Abilene, The Lears, American Dresser, and Nostalgia.
Production on season three of “Mr. Mercedes“ is currently underway in Charleston, South Carolina.