Pilot News: Marcia Gay Harden Boards CBS' Code Black Medical Drama

Marcia Gay Harden CBS Pilot

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden is scrubbing in for CBS this pilot season, with a role on the medical drama Code Black.

Based on the festival award-winning Ryan McGarry documentary, Code Black is 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.

Harden will play Christa, a former soccer mom whose son died of cancer. Now she is 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.

Harden’s recent TV credits include How to Get Away With Murder, Trophy WifeThe Newsroom and Law & Order: SVU.