‘Code Black’: What to Expect in CBS’ Newest Medical Drama [WATCH VIDEOS]

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
‘Code Black’: What to Expect in CBS’ Newest Medical Drama [WATCH VIDEOS]
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This upcoming fall season will see not just one but three new medical shows which will be added alongside the long-running Shonda Rhimes medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”- NBC’s “Heartbreaker” and “Chicago Med,” and the documentary based “Code Black” from CBS. As “Code Black” will be airing in a couple of week’s time, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 10:00 PM, several promotional videos, behind the scenes featurettes, and press releases have been released regarding the newest medical show to join the roster of other great CBS shows. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers regarding “Code Black” and “Code Black’s” pilot episode. Read on to learn more about what to expect in the world of “Code Black”.

“Code Black,” according to the trailer released on The Hollywood Reporter, follows first year residents Dr. Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Sommerville), Dr. Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Dr. Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Dr. Angus Leighton (Harry Ford), at the Emergency Room of Angels Memorial Center, an overcrowded and understaffed hospital.

During the trailer, the residents are given a tour by the nurse in charge of the residents, Nurse Jesse Salander (Luis Guzman), but are interrupted by Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), the tough as nails Emergency Room Residency Director. She instructs them to help her with a gunshot wound victim by replacing his blood with “ice cold saline” in order to save his life.

The exclusive behind the scenes look that was released on Spoiler TV gave viewers another glimpse at what to expect in the upcoming drama.

In it, glimpses of the fast paced action that normally occurs in an emergency room was seen, as well as one of the doctor’s proclaiming that they are now in a “Code Black” situation, which, according to director and executive producer David Semel, means that they have no more beds and doctors to care for the incoming patients.


Marcia Gay Harden who portrays Dr. Leanne Rorish, who seems to have some sort of a history with Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), Jaffrey and executive producer Ryan McGarry all mentioned that aside from the medicine and the cases being handled within the show, the show, in the end, revolves and is driven forward by the characters, from the residents, to the nurses, and to the veteran doctors in the hospital.

Producer and creator Michael Seitzman and Bonnie Sommerville, who plays Dr. Christa Lorenson, both stated that the show lends authenticity to itself. They made sure that the set wasn’t fixed or made pretty for the sake of the show, and as real medical technicians and nurses are also there with them while they shoot the show.

A clip was also seen in which Hudson, Rorish and their team raced against time to save the leg of a patient while instructing Christa over the phone as to how to deliver a baby using a Cesarian section.

Also, Spoiler TV released the press release for the pilot episode. It confirms the main premise of the show, and states that Hudson and Rorish often clash due to the fact that he often disapproves of Rorish’s unorthodox methods.

Also joining them is Dr. Rollie Guthrie, portrayed by William Allen Young, who is one of the oldest doctors in Center Stage, where most of the action is set.

Center Stage, where most of the operations Rorish, Hudson and their new residents will be at is the Emergency Room’s trauma area, where they perform high-risk procedures.

What do you think of “Code Black”? Will you be checking it out? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And those were the latest updates on the upcoming CBS medical drama “Code Black”. For more updates, recaps, spoilers and news on “Code Black” and other televisions shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Code Black” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

Check out the videos below for a glimpse at the first look trailer of “Code Black” and for the trailer of the documentary it was based on.

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Photo Source: Official Facebook Page/Code Black


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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.