'Mercy Street' Season 2 Premiere: When and where to watch on PBS

'Mercy Street' Season 2 Premiere: When and where to watch on PBS
Source: PBS
Source: PBS

PBS' original drama Mercy Street begins its second season on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern. After its on-air premiere, the Civil War story will air on the PBS website the following day. 

The first original drama on PBS in more than 10 yearsMercy Street is set during the beginning of the war. The medical drama's second season will consist of six episodes that follow soldiers at battle, as well as a love triangle among the characters.

Mercy Street has been noted for not shying away from the grisly aspects of its medical plots, and Civil War re-enactors were hired to assist with the stunts and battle scenes in its second season. 

Per a PBS press release:

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.


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