Marcia Gay Harden Joins CBS Medical Drama Pilot ‘Code Black’
Marcia Gay Harden, currently co-starring as Christian Grey’s mom in Fifty Shades Of Grey, has been cast in CBS pilot Code Black, a medical drama eritten by Intelligence creator Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel. Based on Ryan McGarry’s feature documentary of the same name, the drama series — like the docu — is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation – LA County Hospital – where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Harden will play Christa, a former soccer mom whose son died of cancer. She is now a newly minted, talented and dedicated doctor whose experience handling her son’s disease, coupled with her intuition and life experience, makes her see things that often escape her much younger fellow residents. Harden, repped by ICM Partners, Framework, and Schreck, Rose, also recurs on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder.
Lost alumna Maggie Grace is set as the female lead in CBS pilot Code Black, a medical drama written by Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel. Based on Ryan McGarry’s feature documentary of the same name, the drama series — like the docu — is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation. The show revolves around four residents who are getting their first taste of ER medicine and the medical staff who mentor, teach and terrify them.
Grace will play Leanne, the residency director in the ER, a force of nature and a force to be reckoned with. She joins previously cast Marcia Gay Harden and Melanie Kannakoda.
Grace, who co-stars in the Taken feature franchise, recently wrapped production on Showing Roots alongside Uzo Aduba and will soon be seen in the Nicholas Sparks romance The Choice for Lionsgate. She is repped by UTA, Zero Gravity Management and Jackoway Tyerman.