Actress Jennifer Ferrin is switching up gears and moving from her role as Molly on psychological thriller The Following, to one on contemporary western Hell on Wheels. What’s more, Ferrin’s character will be a series regular when Hell on Wheels returns for its third season.
Ferrin will play the role of Louise Ellison, an intelligent and vivacious journalist who is hired by the New York Sun to cover “the story of the century”, which is of course, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Louise is excellent at her job as she not only depicts the true facts and states them bluntly, but she knows how to let her own human emotion show through her writing. Louise is described as strong and independent, but demands to be treated with the same respect that any man in the same position would be given.
Besides Ferrin’s most recent appearance on The Following, she has had numerous other guest roles on television. Ferrin appeared as Hannah in a two-episode arc on Deception, and had guest stints on shows such as Elementary, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire and Fringe. In 2011 Ferrin starred as Dana Feraday on the NBC superhero drama The Cape.
Hell on Wheels finished its second season on October 7th with decent ratings. Season three is moving into production this spring with a premiere date to be scheduled for the summer.