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Marcia Gay Harden to Co-Star in CBS Medical Drama 'Code Black'
Marcia Gay Harden is checking into CBS' hospital.
The Trophy Wife alum — who is currently recurring on ABC's How to Get Away With Murder — has been tapped to co-star in CBS' Code Black, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on the feature documentary written and directed by Ryan McGarry, Code Black is a medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation — L.A. County Hospital — where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
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Harden will play Christa, a former soccer mom whose son died of cancer. Christa is now a newly minted, talented and dedicated doctor whose experience handling her son's disease, combined with her intuition and life experience, makes her see things that often escape her much younger fellow residents.
Intelligence's Michael Seitzman will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios co-production. Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, McGarry and David Semel will exec produce, with the latter on board to direct the pilot.
Harden's credits include Fifty Shades of Grey, HBO's The Newsroom and Damages. She's repped by ICM Partners, Framework and Schreck Rose.