Jack Bender

"Mercedes" drives back into the drama Kingdom

"Mr. Mercedes" could easily have been a one-shot mini-series ... and a good one. But TV prefers series, so now it's back, opening Wednesday (Aug. 22). It has the same A-level writers (David Kelley adapting Stephen King) and the same stars ... but a much different approach, what with a key character being in a coma. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Mystery-by-mail: Stephen King switches genre

The mail, it seems, is still quite important. Now it has led to a new mini-series linking two masters, Stephen King and David E. Kelley.
"Mr. Mercedes" debuts Wednesday; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Imagine that a thick package arrives unexpectedly. Inside is a
not-yet-published Stephen King novel.