Thursday, March 9, 2017

PBS Cancels 'Mercy Street' After 2 Seasons

Just a few days after airing its season finale, PBS has decided to end its original drama series Mercy Street. The drama aired for two seasons which included 12 episodes. It wrapped its run on March 5, 2017.

"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."

The ensemble cast of the drama featured Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish, Norbert Leo Butz, L. Scott Caldwell, Gary Cole, Jack Falahee, Peter Gerety, Shalita Grant, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Luke Macfarlane, Cameron Monaghan, Donna Murphy, AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Wade Williams, Patina Miller and Brian F. O'Byrne.

Lisa Q. Wolfinger and David Zabel created the drama. They executive produced with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. Scott Free Productions, Lone Wolf Media and Remainder Men produced.

Mercy Street was PBS' first original scripted drama in over a decade.