12:00pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Ashley Judd Joins 'Berlin Station' Season 2 as Series Regular
Ashley Judd is packing her bags.
The actress has joined Epix's spy drama Berlin Station as a series regular for season two, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Berlin Station centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower. The series follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), a new arrival to Berlin’s CIA station, who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the leaks.
Judd will play BB Yates, Berlin's disarming new Chief of Station, nicknamed "The Station Whisperer" for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. Part company loyalist and part maverick, BB toes a dangerous line between serving those above her and empowering those below her. Always a contradiction, she arrives in Berlin to defy expectations and breathe new life into the troubled CIA station.
Judd is one of two new series regulars coming onboard for season two. KeKe Palmer also recently signed on for the Epix drama, which hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
Production on the second season begins later this month for a potential late 2017 debut.
“We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Ashley Judd to the cast of Berlin Station,” said Epix President and CEO Mark Greenberg. “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."
Berlin Station marks Judd's latest foray into television after headlining the ABC summer mini Missing. Best known for her roles in Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls and Heat, she next appears in Showtime's Twin Peaks revival. Judd is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Gang Tyre.