Can Brendan Gleeson do no wrong? It certainly looks that way, with his latest role in a thriller series, based off a hit Stephen King novel, earning him rave reviews from American critics.
Mr. Mercedes, which hits our screens on RTE One tonight, stars Gleeson as a s a retired police detective who is being taunted by a demented serial killer with a series of lurid emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.
The American TV series is produced by the great minds behind Game of Thrones and Lost, and already audiences in the US are LOVING it.
Collider says in its review that:
Treadaway elevates Barry beyond the standard serial killer and he’s matched by Gleeson, who delivers one of the most King-ian heroes we’ve seen on screen. Fuelled by rock ‘n roll, whiskey, working class malaise and an abundant seed of guilt, Hodges is brash and irresponsible but more or less a good guy with a bullish conviction to see justice (or maybe vengeance) served. The duo makes a fine leading pair, though they share little to no scenes together, acting as two opposite charged poles that keep Mr. Mercedes in constant magnetic tumult.
Intruiged? You certainly will be after watching the trailer...
The series kicks off at 10.15pm tonight on RTE One, and you can bet it's gonna be the talk of the office tomorrow.