Kate Mulgrew is having a huge second act in her career.
The Star Trek legacy crew is getting all sorts of new love for returning to the franchises that made them stars. Kate Mulgrew has always done well, even before Star Trek, though she was not the same household name she was before Star Trek: Voyager. Trek propels careers, and Mulgrew is no different from others who sat in that chair and saw a boost to their profile when it all ended.
Since returning to Trek via Star Trek: Prodigy, she’s once again seen her profile elevated. Arguably, save for Anson Mount, who has been with Star Trek since 2019 when he debuted on Discovery, no one has been more front and center with the franchise than Mulgrew.
One could argue that she and Pike are the faces of the franchise right now, even with Patrick Stewart still somewhat in the fold.
So with all that being the case, it’s not at all surprising that she’s getting lead roles in other major projects. She’s one of the lead stars in Apple+’s “Sinking Spring”, alongside Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Mando, and Marin Ireland.
She’ll play the de facto mother of Henry’s character, Ray.
What is Sinking Spring about?
According to Variety, the show is a crime thriller of sorts;
"…long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside, only to have their small-time grift become a life-and-death enterprise, as they unwittingly reveal and unravel the biggest hidden narcotics corridor on the Eastern seaboard."
This isn’t Mulgrew’s first foray into such a genre, after all, she had a huge part in Orange is the New Black, especially at the show’s peak before its predictable downfall.
While we want more Mulgrew in Star Trek, this does sound interesting enough, so maybe it’s worth checking out whenever it’s done and finally launches.