Ann-Margret will be in the cast of a new series from David E. Kelley, the prolific TV creator behind “Ally McBeal,” “Chicago Hope,” “The Practice” and a number of other hit shows.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the new project is “Mr. Mercedes,” based on Stephen King’s 2014 book of the same name. The show is in the works for the AT&T Audience Network with a straight-to-series order.
Ann-Margret is a two-time Oscar nominee who won an Emmy in 2010 for a guest appearance on “Law & Order: SVU” — one of a total of six Emmy nominations for the actress. She also is a 10-time Golden Globe nominee and has won five Golden Globes.
Her Oscar nominations were for “Carnal Knowledge” in 1972 and “Tommy” in 1976 — a role that included the memorable baked beans and chocolate sequence. (See clip below.)
“‘Mr. Mercedes’ follows a demented killer (‘Penny Dreadful’s’ Harry Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again,” THR notes.
Ann-Margret will tackle the role of Ida Silver, the outspoken next-door neighbor to Gleeson’s Det. Bill Hodges.