Stakes heighten as the war pushes the drama beyond Mansion House Hospital in Season 2 of Mercy Street. Premieres January 22, 2017 at 8/7c.
We’re getting a first look at Season 2 of praised Civil War-drama Mercy Street, set to premiere January 22 at 8 PM on PBS.
Mercy Street follows the doctors, nurses and soldiers, as well as free, enslaved and contraband African Americans and other residents of the war-torn city of Alexandria, VA, as they navigate the new world emerging from the most cataclysmic event in our country’s history.
Season 2 continues to explore life in the chaotic city of Alexandria, the complicated interpersonal dynamics of Dr. Foster, Nurse Mary and the Mansion House staff, the increasingly precarious position of the Green family and the changing world of the burgeoning black population. The second season will take the viewer closer to the war and into the halls of Confederate power, all set against the intensifying war, starting with the Seven Days’ Battle and culminating with Antietam.
The new season also delves deeper into the lives of newly freed African Americans, exploring – among other areas – life in a contraband camp, where formerly enslaved African Americans are forced to confront horrific living conditions and disease, but also get a glimpse of freedom.
New actors and guest stars introduced in Season 2 include Patina Miller, Brian F. O’Byrne, Bryce Pinkham, Lune Renee, Chris Wood, William Mark McCullough and Nyambi Nyambi. They join returning cast members Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Norbert Leo Butz, Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falahee, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, L. Scott Caldwell, Suzanne Bertish, and Luke MacFarlane.
Mercy Street is executive produced by Ridley Scott; David W. Zucker of Scott Free, Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
Great news! Mercy Street renewed for Season 2.
“Mercy Street” has a longer road ahead of it.
PBS has renewed the drama — its first original scripted production in more than a decade — for a second season, the public broadcaster said Wednesday.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response to ‘Mercy Street’ and the return of high-quality American drama on PBS stations,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming officer and general manager, general audience programming, in a prepared statement. “We’re looking forward to a second season offering more fascinating stories inspired by historical events. The effort from everyone involved, including the producers, directors, historical consultants, actors and PBS stations, resulted in an extraordinary series that exemplifies PBS’ world-class programming.”
PBS may be in search of a new flagship drama. The very popular “Downton Abbey” recently concluded, leaving the broadcaster in search of a new scripted property around which to rally.
The drama explores life in Alexandria, Virginia in the Spring of 1862. The border town between North and South is the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war and ruled under martial law, The drama follows the stories of multiple characters, whose lives intersect at Mansion House, a family luxury hotel transformed into a Union Army hospital.
The first season was executive produced by Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free; Lisa Q. Wolfinger; and David Zabel. PBS said its January 17 premiere reached more than 5.7 million viewers, and that the series’ six episodes have streamed 2 million times (from January 14-February 28) across available platforms, which include PBS station websites, PBS.org and PBS apps for iOS, Android, FireTV, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox 360 and Windows 10.
The ensemble cast for season two will include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole,Hannah James, Brad Koed Jr., Norbert Leo Butz, Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falahee, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, Suzanne Bertish and Luke Macfarlane.
All episode stills of AnnaSophia as Alice Green in “Mercy Street” have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Television Productions > 2016 | Mercy Street > Episode Stills > 1×02 – The Haversack
Television Productions > 2016 | Mercy Street > Episode Stills > 1×03 – The Uniform
Television Productions > 2016 | Mercy Street > Episode Stills > 1×04 – The Belle Alliance
Television Productions > 2016 | Mercy Street > Episode Stills > 1×05 – The Dead Room
Posters and pictures of AnnaSophia on the set of “Mercy Street” have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added promotional shoots of AnnaSophia as Alice Green in Mercy Street, to the gallery. Enjoy!