“How I Met Your Mother” alum Josh Radnor and “The Returned’s” Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in PBS’ civil war drama “Mercy Street” from exec producers Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, David Zabel and Lisa Q. Wolfinger, the network announced Wednesday.

Directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb have also been added to the six-part series, which marks the first American drama to air on PBS in over a decade.

“Mercy Street” follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney (Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (played by newcomer Hannah James) — when the Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to those wounded by the war. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital.

Radnor will play Jedediah Foster, the civilian contract surgeon who grew up in a privileged Southern slave-owning household as the son of a wealthy Maryland landowner.

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