Michelle Trachtenberg is the latest actress to join the NBC pilot called Mercy, a drama about three nurses bound together in friendship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will be playing a more mature role as one of the show’s central trio of nurses.
The Gossip Girl actress will be joining Dark Matter actress Taylor Schilling, who will play Veronica Callahan, a nurse at Mercy Hospital after a tour in Iraq, and former Men in Trees star James Tupper, who will play Chris Sands, a new doctor at Mercy Hospital who had a sizzling affair with one of the nurses while both were stationed in Iraq. Among the three, however, Trachtenberg’s character appears to be the most inexperienced.
Mercy, which is created by Elizabeth Heldens and helmed by Adam Bernstein (Worst Week), will also include Men in Trees actor Diego Klattenhoff as a contractor and blue-collar worker who is married to one of the nurses, Weeds actor Guillermo Diaz as a male nurse and Just Legal‘s Jaime Lee Kirchner.
Trachtenberg, who is perhaps most noted for her role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was last seen in the small screen as the devious Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl. Though she only appeared on four episodes, she left a lasting impression – enough for the show runners to bring her back on the canvas this April.
Aside from her upcoming guest stint on Gossip Girl, fans can also catch Trachtenberg opposite High School Musical‘s Zac Efron in the movie 17 Again, which hits theaters on April 17, as well as in the film Young Americans, a comedy about an aimless college graduate who pursues his dream girl at a wild Labor Day weekend party starring Anna Faris and Topher Grace.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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