Chris Wood will recur in the second season of the Mercy Street TV show on PBS. Wood played Kai Parker in season six of The Vampire Diaries on The CW. He was also Adam Weaver on The Carrie Diaries, and can currently be seen on Vampire Diaries‘ EP Julie Plec’s new series, Containment.
Earlier this week, PBS announced Brían F. O’Byrne, Patina Miller, and Bryce Pinkham are joining the Mercy Street season two cast. Returning cast members include: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Radnor, Gary Cole, Hannah James, Brad Koed, Jr., and Norbert Leo Butz. Also returning are Tara Summers, McKinley Belcher III, Jack Falahee, AnnaSophia Robb, Donna Murphy, L. Scott Caldwell, Suzanne Bertish, and Luke Macfarlane.
Per Deadline, Wood will play Union Army Captain Lance Van Der Berg. According to the report, this “…handsome young Union captain [is] lodging at the Green home when he strikes up a budding romance with Alice Green (AnnaSophia Robb).”
A Civil War-era historical drama, set prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, Mercy Street focuses on the staff of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia.
Robb’s character, Alice Green, is a loyal daughter of the Confederacy. A budding romance between a handsome Union Army Captain and this Southern belle should be rife with conflict.
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