The second season of PBS’ scripted drama series Mercy Street will receive its UK premiere on UKTV’s Drama channel on Sunday February 25th at 8pm, it has been announced.
Mercy Street is set on the home front of Virginia in the spring of 1862 and follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney, a staunch New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a naive young Confederate belle.
The drama series is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Sawbone Films and stars 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, L. Scott Caldwell, Suzanne Bertish, Luke Macfarlane, Brían F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller and Bryce Pinkham.
The show’s six episode second season picks up directly from the dramatic events at the end of the season one finale, continuing to explore the growing chaos within 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 predicament of the burgeoning black population. The season will introduce a number of new elements, taking us closer to the fight and into the halls of Confederate power, all set against the intensifying war, starting with the Seven Days’ Battle and culminating with Antietam.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.