Jharrel Jerome made his feature film debut in the Academy Award® winning film Moonlight. He recently wrapped production on the film Monster, based on the award-winning novel of the same name; and he plays a leading role in the upcoming movie, First Match. The Bronx native began his career in lead roles such as The Laramie Project and In The Heights. In addition to acting, Jharrel writes his own poetry and is a talented rapper, having been freestyling from the age of 11.
Denver native Justine Lupe started her career in Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, opposite Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver and in Not Fade Away, opposite James Gandolfini. On stage, she has starred in the Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed drama A Family For All Occasions. Currently, she can be seen in John Singleton, FX series Snowfall. She was also a series regular on Younger and ABC’s Cristela.
In AT&T AUDIENCE Network’s drama series Mr. Mercedes, Jharrel co-stars as ‘Jerome Robinson’, a high school student who inadvertently becomes involved in an off -the-books investigation led by Hodges. Justine plays ‘Holly Gibney’, a young woman with issues, including OCD and a sensory processing disorder, who is terribly observant and unfiltered. Both whip-smart, tech-savvy, and dear to Hodges, Holly and Jerome work together to help the retired detective uncover the identity of the Mercedes killer.
Mr. Mercedes is based on the book by Stephen King and tells the story of a psychopathic killer (Harry Treadaway) who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and the recently retired detective (Brendan Gleeson) who tries to bring him down. The series is executive produced by King, Jack Bender (Game of Thrones) and David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies).