Have mercy. Or at least, TheWrap does.
Above, we’ve got your first look at the drama’s upcoming second season, which continues to follow the scripted show’s Civil War doctors, nurses and soldiers — as well as free, enslaved and contraband African-Americans — as they navigate the new world emerging from the North-vs.-South skirmish’s divisive and deadly battles.
“Mercy Street” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor and Gary Cole, among others. Its sophomore run welcomes them back, and will also add Patina Miller, Brian F. O’Byrne, Bryce Pinkham, Lyne Renee, Chris Wood, William Mark McCullough and Nyambi Nyambi to the cast, in varying capacities.
“Season 2 of ‘Mercy Street’ will connect viewers with familiar faces as well as introduce new characters. Their storylines will build upon one another through a constantly changing atmosphere,” said executive producer David W. Zucker. “We look forward to an exciting new season.”
“We are excited for the return of ‘Mercy Street’ as it exemplifies the high-quality of programming we strive for on our PBS stations,” added Beth Hoppe, chief programming officer and general manager, general audience programming, PBS. “As we dive into new storylines, viewers will be captivated by the authentic historical and dramatic second season that we’re very proud to host on PBS.”
The series is a production of Scott Free Productions and Lone Wolf Media.
“Mercy Street” is co-executive produced by Clayton Krueger and produced by David Rosemont. It is executive produced by Zucker, Ridley Scott, Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel.
Watch Season 2’s first teaser trailer above.
“Mercy Street” returns for its second season Jan. 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.