31 Aug 2009
Photo by Greg Holmes
Golden Globe-nominated actress Kate Mulgrew has joined the cast of the NBC drama series "Mercy," which will premiere this fall.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mulgrew, who recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Equus, will portray the mother of central character Veronica Flannigan. Actress Taylor Schilling stars in new one-hour drama that offers an inside look at hospital life from the point of view of its nurses.
The cast of "Mercy" also features Jaime Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg, Guillermo Diaz, James Tupper, Diego Klattenhoff and James LeGros.
Mulgrew's stage appearances include Our Leading Lady, Iphigenia 2.0, Tea at Five, Black Comedy, Titus Andronicus and The Exonerated. She is well known for her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager" and has also been seen on screen in "A Stranger Is Watching, "Ryan's Hope," "Mrs. Columbo" and "Black Donnellys."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.