Mercy Street

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Based on real events, MERCY STREET takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history.read more
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Based on real events, MERCY STREET takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Set in Virginia in the spring of 1862, MERCY STREET follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict MARY PHINNEY, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a staunch New England abolitionist, and EMMA GREEN, (Hannah James), a naive young Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, a border town between North and South and the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war. Ruled under martial law, Alexandria is now the melting pot of the region, filled with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded fighting men from both sides, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators and spies. The intersection of North and South within the confines of a small occupied town creates a rich world that is chaotic, conflicted, corrupt, dynamic and even hopeful — a cauldron within which these characters strive, fight, love, laugh, betray, sacrifice and, at times, act like scoundrels. This series is not about battles and glory, it’s about the drama and unexpected humor of everyday life behind the front lines. It’s a fresh twist on an iconic story, one that resonates with larger themes we still struggle with today.

Original Release

01/17/2016 on PBS

US Release

01/17/2016

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# Title Air Date
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2 The House Guest Sunday, 29 January 2017
3 One Equal Temper Sunday, 05 February 2017
4 Southern Mercy Sunday, 12 February 2017
5 Unknown Soldier Sunday, 19 February 2017
6 House of Bondage Sunday, 05 March 2017
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Directors

Jeremy Webb, Roxann Dawson, Alex Zakrzewski, Stephen Cragg, Laura Innes

Writers

David Zabel, Jason Richman, Walon Green, Alex Metcalf, Rob Hanning, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger

Creators

David Zabel, Lisa Quijano Wolfinger

Cast

Producers

Editors

Tod Feuerman, Sue Blainey, David Lebowitz

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