Mercy Street Season 2 is already in the works.
Early outlines for a potential second season of the period medical drama (which opened to strong ratings) have already been drafted, PBS programming chief Beth Hoppe confirmed, per Deadline:
Reporters grown accustomed to networks announcing second season pickups after fast overnight premiere numbers come – if not before – wondered why Kerger wasn’t announcing a second season renewal during her TCA exec Q&A. “We just got the numbers an hour ago, but we’re not ready to make that announcement,” Kerger demurred.
Another reporter took a different approach, asking if she’s seen scripts on the second season, producers having said when at an earlier TCA confab that they were working on them in advance. “I have not seen scripts for Season 2 and I know you’re trying desperately to get me to say Season 2. We have very much let the door open for Season 2 and done what we can to make sure there can be a Season 2, she smiled.
“Has [PBS programming chief] Beth Hoppe seen the scripts?” asked the reporter in a last-ditch effort to get a headline.
“You can ask her,” Kerger said as Hoppe, who was in the ballroom, had her head down, taking notes. She later said she’d seen outlines.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Mercy Street…