‘The Gilded Age’ Actress Donna Murphy To Recur In NBC’s ‘Dr. Wolf’

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy and Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy is set to recur in the new NBC medical drama Dr. Wolf opposite Zachary Quinto.

She will portray Muriel Landon, young Oliver Wolf’s mother in flashbacks, throughout Season 1. Murial does what she does to protect her son as Oliver’s dad and her ex-husband struggles with his mental health.

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From writer/executive producer Michael Grassi, Dr. Wolf is inspired by the books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks. It follows a revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist, Dr. Oliver Wolf (Quinto), and his team of interns as they explore the last great frontier, the human mind, while also grappling with their own relationships and mental health.

The series also stars Tamberla Perry, Ashleigh LaThrop, Alexander MacNicoll, Aury Krebs, Spence Moore III and Teddy Sears.

In addition to Grassi, executive producers also include director Lee Toland Krieger, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman for Berlanti Productions; Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate for Fabel Entertainment; Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish and Will Tennant for The Imaginarium); and DeMane Davis.

Dr. Wolf is produced by Berlanti Productions, Fabel Entertainment and The Imaginarium in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Murphy currently co-stars in the HBO series The Gilded Age in the role of Mrs. Astor. Select additional credits include the Gossip Girl revival for Max, Inventing Anna for Netflix, Starz’s Power and NBC’s The Blacklist. Notable Broadway performances include Wonderful Town, Hello, Dolly!, The King & I and Passion.

She is represented by Industry Entertainment & Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, et al.

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