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'Game of Thrones' Favorite Boards ABC's 'Resurrection'

Michelle Fairley has booked a season-long arc on the second season of the drama.

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Michelle Fairley

Game of Thrones' Catelyn Stark is rising from the dead. Well, sort of.

Actress Michelle Fairley has booked a season-long arc on ABC's sophomore drama Resurrection, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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On the drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Aaron Zelman, Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan. She's Henry and Fred's (Kurtwood Smith and Matt Craven) mother who has been dead for more than three decades. The character will reappear in Arcadia as one of "the returned," bringing with her knowledge of the Langston family's dark past — one that she is determined to keep hidden. Her return will have consequences for the entire family.

The gig on Resurrection, which stars Omar Epps,marks her latest small-screen role since her beloved Game of Thrones character was (spoiler alert!) shockingly killed off during season three of the HBO fantasy drama. Her subsequent roles have been on USA Network's Suits and Fox's 24: Live Another Day, in which she had a season-long arc.

Fairley is repped by Paradigm and Creative Artists Management in the U.K. Resurrection returns on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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