Mercy Street Cancelled and Domino/Deadpool 2 Casting Update

Welp…in news that is sure to be a bummer, it’s been confirmed by THR that PBS’ civil war mini series Mercy Street will not return for a third season.

PBS and the producers cited “the complicated nature of aligning production timelines and funding commitments” as the reason behind the show’s sudden end.

“We are extremely proud of both seasons of Mercy Street,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming executive. “Our talented executive producers, Lisa Wolfinger, David Zabel and David W. Zucker, brought to life an entertaining and historically accurate account of this time, along with the equally talented team of actors led by Josh Radnor as Dr. Jedediah Foster and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nurse Mary Phinney; the directors, producers and crew who created a visually rich, high-quality series; and our sponsors and partners who helped make Mercy Street possible.”

Premiering in January 2016 alongside the final run of Downton Abbey, Mercy Street marked PBS’ first original series in more than a decade. The drama opened to 3.3 million viewers and ranked as PBS’ second highest-rated drama of 2016, behind only Downton Abbey. Season two, which kicked off in late January and wrapped March 5, drew 6.5 million viewers for the first three episodes with seven days of DVR factored in.

In other news, after much casting rumors that bounced around for months, Mary will not be playing Domino in Deadpool 2. Instead, the role will be played by Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz.

 

Mercy Street Season 2 Finale Caps

This past Sunday aired the season 2 finale of Mercy Street on PBS, and Paige has capped Mary’s scenes to the gallery. You can view the caps by clicking the thumbnails below and if you missed the final episode, you can watch it here.

Update: The show has been cancelled and will not return for a 3rd season. More here.

New Mercy Street Season 2 Stills!

Season 2 of PBS’ civil war drama Mercy Street returns on January 22 at 8/7c and there are a few brand new stills out courtesy of the official website. I have added stills of Mary from the first two episodes as well as new behind the scenes photos and promo shots. Additionally, if you can’t wait week after week for the brand new episodes to air, the season 2 DVD is already available for purchase.

Check back soon for screen caps beginning this Sunday!

2×01 Stills:

2×02 Stills

Behind the Scenes (season 2):

New Mercy Street Season 2 Photos

Season 2 of Mercy Street is just around the corner and EW has given us a sneak peek at the upcoming new episodes airing early next year.

“This season’s going to be even better,” says executive producer David Zabel. “We’ve figured out what works well on the show, so we’re able to write to our strengths and dive right into it.”

First up? the will-they-or-won’t-they romance between Union army doctor Dr. Jed Foster (Josh Radnor) and abolitionist-leaning Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) will finally start to heat up.

“There’s definitely a continuing process of them coming together,” teases Zabel.

Even so, some of the factors that kept the pair apart — namely their widely different social and political leanings — will remain somewhat of a barrier between the two.

“Part of the beauty of that relationship is that it integrally plays to a specific moment in history,” notes Zabel. “And it continues to complicate the romantic yearning they have for each other.”

You can read about all the new characters and plotlines PBS has in store for the show by clicking the link above. Season 2 of Mercy Street will air January 22.

Mary Wraps Season 2 of Mercy Street

Mary has wrapped filming on season 2 of PBS’ hit new show Mercy Street, premiering later this year. Below is a fun little video of her on the set before heading back to New York to finish her work on CBS’ BrainDead.

 

It's a wrap! @mewins is closing the door on #season2. #ItsNotGoodbyeItsSeeYouLater #MercyStreetPBS #MaryPhinney #MaryElizabethWinstead

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