Filed in Gallery Updates Mercy Street

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.