Marcia Gay Harden To Co-Star In CBS Medical Pilot ‘Code Black’

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Alum Marcia Gay Harden has been tapped for a co-starring role in Code Black, CBS’ hour-long medical drama pilot from Intelligence creator Michael Seitzman.

Code Black is set in the busiest emergency room in the United States, Los Angeles County Hospital, where the extraordinary staff members confront a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Marcia Gay 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.

The medical drama is based on the feature documentary of the same name by Ryan McGarry and is set up at ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, both of whom have preciously collaborated on the Criminal Minds franchise. Intelligence showrunner Michael Seitzman is penning the script and will executive produce alongside Marti Noxon.

Harden, repped by ICM Partners, is no stranger to television. She had a major recurring role on the second and third seasons of Aaron Sorkin’s HBO cable-news drama The Newsroom as attorney Rebecca Halliday. Her previous television credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Trophy Wife, Damages and How To Get Away Wth Murder.