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‘Resurrection’ casts ‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley as a 'returned' mother

‘Resurrection’ casts ‘Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley as a 'returned' mother
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What’s a queen to do when she and most of her family have been murdered? Get resurrected of course. “Game of Thrones” actress Michelle Fairley who played Catelyn Stark on the HBO series has traded nobility for notoriety as she has joined the cast of ABC’s “Resurrection” said TV Line on July 23.

She will have a season-long story arc on the series about a small Missouri town experiencing unexplained resurrections of citizens who have died. Her character, Margaret Langston, is the “formidable matriarch of the Langston family.

Margaret is the mother of brothers, Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Fred (Matt Craven), who have been at odds since the first person to “return” was Henry’s son. The character’s bio reveals that Margaret has been gone from more than 30 years. She knows all of her family’s dark secrets and she is going to do her best to keep them hidden. According to the Hollywood Reporter, when she turns up as one of the returned, it will have serious consequences for the rest of the Langston family.

Since leaving “Game of Thrones,” Fairley has been a busy bee with appearances on USA’s “Suits” and as the villain on Fox’s “24: Live Another Day” opposite Keifer Sutherland.

When we left Arcadia at the end of the first season, the town was being swarmed by the ‘returned’, people who had died anywhere from yesterday to decades ago. Agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps) from the immigration office tried to escape with Henry son, whom the feds were after and caught in the closing minutes. It also seemed that Bellamy’s family may be among the returned too, though he doesn’t know it yet. Who else is among those returning to the town and why are they coming?

“Resurrection” Season 2 opens Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. Check back for more updates as we get them.