Ashley Judd is heading back to television.
The 48-year-old actress will return to the small screen as a series regular on the second season of EPIX’s CIA spy drama, Berlin Station, the premium network announced Tuesday.
Judd, who will also star in Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot, will play B.B. Yates, Berlin’s disarming new Chief of Station, aka “The Station Whisperer,” for her itinerant work in the field shoring up CIA stations in moral or corporate disrepair. Part loyalist and part maverick, B.B. 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 she now runs.
Judd is the latest addition to the cast for the new season, joining previously announced series regular Keke Palmer of Scream Queens fame, who will star as April Lewis.
Filming is set to kick off on location in Berlin on March 31 with a likely premiere later this year on EPIX.
“We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Ashley Judd to the cast of Berlin Station,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “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.”
Berlin Station stars Richard Armitage, Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes and Leland Orser.
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