EPIX announced big casting news for season two of its spy drama “Berlin Station”: Ashley Judd has signed on as a series regular. The new season begins production on March 31 with plans for a 2017 premiere. Season one of the series debuted on the premium cable network in October 2016 and consisted of 10 episodes. Season two will also consist of 10 installments.
Judd has been tapped to play BB Yates, the new chief who works to rehabilitate the troubled CIA station. She joins a cast that includes Richard Armitage, who plays undercover CIA operative Daniel Miller, and fellow newcomer to the show Keke Palmer, who will be playing new case officer April Lewis.
EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg said in a statement, “We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Ashley Judd to the cast of ‘Berlin Station.’ With its illustrious auspices among both cast and producers – and subject matter that is more timely than ever – ‘Berlin Station’ brings the kind of high-quality, compelling storytelling for which EPIX is known. We couldn’t be more excited to embark on a new season.”
Added Paramount TV President Amy Powell, “We are excited to have Ashley and Keke on board and are eager to begin the second season of this critically acclaimed show in the intriguing city of Berlin with our outstanding partners at EPIX.”
This isn’t Judd’s first foray into television. She earned two previous Emmy nominations for Best Movie/Miniseries Actress for “Norma Jean and Marilyn” (1996) and “Missing” (2012). She’s also a two-time Golden Globe nominee for “Norma Jean” and the biographical musical film “De-Lovely” (2004). She’s also well known for her performances in “A Time to Kill” (1996), “Kiss the Girls” (1997), “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” (2002) and “Bug” (2006).
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