March 07, 2014 2:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'House of Cards' Joanna Going Boards DirecTV's 'Navy St.'
House of Cards actress Joanna Going has boarded DirecTV's Navy St.
The actress, who has recurred on the Netflix series as first lady Patricia Walker, will co-star in the DirecTV mixed martial arts family drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Endemol Studios, Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, Calif., called Navy Street and run by Alvey Henderson (Captain America's Frank Grillo), a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.
Going will play Christina Hyatt, Alvey's ex-wife and mother to Jay and Nate. She joins a cast that includes Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas, among others.
Repped by AKA and Vanguard Management, she has recurred on Mad Men and will do the same on The El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn. She next appears in the Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy.
Navy St. was created by Detroit 1-8-7's Byron Balasco. DirecTV picked up the drama with a 10-episode straight-to-series commitment last year. The series will be DirecTV's third original drama, joining Rogue and Full Circle. Navy St. will begin production May 5 in Los Angeles and bow on DirecTV's Audience Network in the fall.