Are you ready for this?! It's going to be awesome!
PBS announced today that How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor, along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Thing) will be jumping on board the network's newest series.
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According to reports, Mercy Street will be set in Virginia during the Civil War and it's based on real memoirs from hospital workers from the era. It will follow the characters, Mary Phinney, played by Winstead, and Emma Green, played by first timer Hannah James, who work together at a Union Army Hospital, Mansion Hospital.
Of course these two women have very different moral viewpoints — otherwise there'd be no DRAMA, DUH — as Mary is an abolitionist and Emma is a good ol' confederate girl.
Oh! It just so happens that
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