Dermot Mulroney is no stranger to television, and he is about to get even more familiar with it, thanks to a whole new role. Mulroney is joining the cast of the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19's second season and in a pretty pivotal capacity. He has signed on to play the father of one of the lead characters. So, which character is it and how long will he be sticking around? Here is what you need to know.
Dermot Mulroney has signed on to star as the dad of Alberto Frezza's Ryan Tanner. And there are a few details about Ryan's pop that have already been shared that put a little context to the father and son's dynamic. While his son is a police officer, Mr. Tanner has not always been on the right side of the law Ryan has sworn to enforce, per TVLine. So, that sounds like the foundation for some potential conflict.
And sure enough, the description mentions that his father's relationship with the law has impacted his standing with Ryan. As for his personality, Mr. Tanner is described as being "sharp-witted, perceptive, and wickedly smart," all of which should come in pretty handy in life. Well, that and his charm, which is said to be capable of getting him out of almost any situation he finds himself in hot water over. Another crucial attribute for getting through life!
Speaking of life, Dermot Mulroney's Station 19 character will be returning following a considerable absence. To build on that, his return to town will take everyone who knows him by surprise. What exactly has brought him back after all this time away is not exactly clear. Maybe he just wants to check in with his son and see how he is doing for himself. Or it could be that combined with a more secret motive.
Either way, Station 19 fans are destined to learn more when he makes his debut on the series. The good news for fans of the show and Dermot Mulroney is that he will be sticking around for a while, as his arc on the drama is said to span multiple episodes. Given Ryan's role on the show, one could imagine Mulroney making more appearances in the future. Presuming, of course, that Mulroney's character survives the arc he already has in the works. Find out how it goes when Station 19 returns.
The second season of Station 19 premieres Thursday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. For what's new on television this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres. Then check out the other new shows coming to ABC alongside Station 19, you can look through the network's fall premiere schedule here.