Pilot News: CBS Orders Code Black Drama, Based on ER Documentary

Code Black Documentary

CBS is breaking out the paddles and reviving the festival award-winning documentary Code Black (pictured) as a drama pilot.

To be penned by Michael Seitzman (Intelligence), the series pilot will be 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.

Seitzman and Code Black docu producer/director Ryan McGarry will exec-produce the project alongside Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton and pilot director David Semel.

CBS’ previous drama pilot orders include an adaptation of the movie Rush Hour and an untitled project about a female defense lawyer who gets romantically involved with a possibly guilty client, while Supergirl was been fast-tracked with a series order.


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  1. Dean says:

    Sounds like Rush before USA canned it.