The Brendan Gleeson-starring Stephen King adaptation Mr Mercedes has been recommissioned for a second season in the US. 

The 10-episode second season on the Audience Network will reunite Gleeson with executive producer and series writer David E Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) and director Jack Bender (Under the Dome, Lost).

The new series of the cat-and-mouse thriller, which has pitted Gleeson's retired police detective Bill Hodges against killer Brady Hartsfield (played by Penny Dreadful star Harry Treadaway), will premiere next year. 

"Mr Mercedes is Stephen King writing about the monsters inside his characters rather than outside," director Bender said. 

Brendan Gleeson and Mary-Louise Parker in Mr Mercedes

"We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway, to bring these flawed, complex colourful characters to life."

Mr Mercedes, which is based on Stephen King's 'Bill Hodges Trilogy', continues on RTÉ One on Tuesday nights.

"We were extremely fortunate to attract an amazing cast, led by Brendan Gleeson"