A new NBC series is getting some help from a sci-fi veteran. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Trek: Voyager star Kate Mulgrew has joined the cast of NBC's Mercy.

Mulgrew will portray Jeannie Flannigan, the mother of the series lead Veronica (Taylor Schilling). The series revolves around the lives of several nurses at Mercy Hospital, but with a much more serious approach than Grey's Anatomy.

Mercy was originally slated for a midseason debut, but was pushed to the fall after Parenthood was delayed after actress Maura Tierney's illness.