CBS is well-known for its military dramas. After all, NCIS is one of the most-watched TV shows in the world. So it is no wonder that the network is continuing to come out with new military-related shows. This time around its legal drama The Code. A seemingly new and updated version of their uber-popular series JAG. Want to know more about The Code? Then keep on reading!
Who’s in charge?
When it comes to the behind-the-scenes side of things, The Code, which is based on a story by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk, is written by Sweeny. With Turk serving as consulting producer. And Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, and Marc Webb as executive producers. Marc Webb also directed the pilot episode of the upcoming legal drama. And CBS Television Studios and the CBS studio-based Timberman-Beverly Productions are the production companies helming this new series.
What’s this show about?
In true CBS fashion, The Code tells the story of a team of Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG Corps) attorneys working at the Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCB Quantico) and tackling the country’s toughest legal battles. Each and every member of the team is not only trained as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer. But also as an investigator and a Marine. Meaning that these lawyers are dedicated to serving their country both in the courtroom and in the field alongside other military personnel.
Who’s playing who?
The cast for this CBS drama is shaping up to be quite diverse and interesting. Because The Code is toplined by Luke Mitchel as well as Anna Wood, Phillipa Soo, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian and Dana Delany.
Mitchell will be taking on the role of Captain John “Abe” Abraham, replacing Dave Annable who played the role in the initial pilot. Abe’s a dedicated JAG prosecutor, who became a Marine to uphold a deep-rooted family tradition and therefore treats his service in the military with a great deal of responsibility and devotion. Wood will star as Major Maya Dobbins. She’s an experienced lawyer and the team’s lead defense attorney. Soo will play 2nd Lieutenant Harper Rein, a capable and super-organized lawyer with a yearning to take on bigger cases. Essandoh will take on the role of Major Trey Ferry, an active-duty Marine and a lawyer who more often than not opts to lets his actions do the talking.
With Barsoumian playing Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi, an attentive and tech-savvy paralegal to the JAG team. And Delany portraying Colonel Eisa Turnbull Marine Corps’ Judge Advocate Division’s Commanding Officer. A role that in the pilot was played by Mira Sorvino. Eisa’s one of the highest‐ranking female officers in the United States Marine Corps and demands both loyalty and excellence from her staff.
The latest on The Code
If you love military series, legal dramas or CBS shows in general, then there is a good chance that you will like The Code as well. But you will have to wait until later in the year to know that for sure. Since although the freshmen drama was picked up for series by CBS earlier this year, it is slated for a midseason premiere.
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