Is it typecasting to cast someone as a matriarch if one is spirited noblewoman, one is a modern terrorist and a third is the resurrected matriarch of the Langston clan on Resurrection? If so, then Michelle Fairley is in danger of being typecast.
Fresh off a starring role as 24’s primary villain, terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, Fairley has been cast as, yes, the returned mother of Resurrection’s Henry and Fred Langston, after being dead for over thirty years. Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston over the course the show’s second season. Can you say ‘dark secrets?’ For further details, follow the jump.
“GAME OF THRONES” STAR MICHELLE FAIRLEY RETURNS TO TV IN A SEASON-LONG ARC ON ABC’S “RESURRECTION”
Internationally acclaimed actress Michelle Fairley, best known for her role as Catelyn Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” will return — in more ways than one — to network television this fall, in a season-long arc on ABC’s hit series, “Resurrection.” The second-season premiere of “Resurrection” will air SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the network.
Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan. Mother of Henry and Fred (Kurtwood Smith, Matt Craven), and dead for over three decades, she will reappear in Arcadia as one of the returned. Margaret brings with her knowledge of the Langston family’s dark past, a past she is determined to keep hidden. Her return will have consequences for the entire family.
In addition to “Game of Thrones,” Fairley played international industrialist Ava Hessington on the USA series “Suits” and most recently starred in 2014 on a season-long arc as Margot Al-Harazi on “24 Live Another Day.”
“Resurrection” stars Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston.
“Resurrection” was developed by Aaron Zelman (“Damages,” “The Killing”), who is executive producer. Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters are executive producers. Christopher Misiano is executive producer/director. Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are executive producers for Plan B and Jon Liebman is executive producer for Brillstein Entertainment. “Resurrection” is produced by ABC Studios.