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PBS Orders Second Season of ‘Mercy Street’

The First Season Concluded on February 21

PBS has greenlit scripted drama “Mercy Street” for a second season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes. Debuting on January 14 and set in the Civil War, “Mercy Street” follows two volunteer nurses from opposing sides who work at the Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.

The upcoming logline: Season two 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.