The Code: No Second Season for Military Courtroom Drama

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The Code, Craig SweenyCraig Turk co-created military courtroom drama, will not be picked up by CBS for a second season. The freshman drama, produced in-house by CBS, saw its premiere hit television screens in these United States Tuesday, 9 April 2019 with the Marc Webb directed episode ‘Blowed Up.’ The last episode, the Sweeny directed ‘Legit Bad Day,’ was televised on Tuesday, 22 July 2019.

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Screen Capture: Dana Delany as Colonel Glenn Turnbull in the Sarah Boyd directed The Code episode “Secret Squirrel.”

The series starred Dana Delany, Luke Mitchell, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian as Colonel Glenn Turnbull, Captain John ‘Abe’ Abraham, Captain Maya Dobbins, Major Trey Ferry, Lieutenant Harper Li and Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi, respectively.

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Screen Capture: Phillipa Soo and Ato Essandoh as Lieutenant Harper Li and Major Trey Ferry, respectively, in the Sarah Boyd directed The Code episode “Secret Squirrel.”

While people will undoubtedly recall Mitchell from when he played Lincoln Campbell and Roman on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Blindspot, respectively, there is no mistaking Soo from the award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda composed ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ where she originated the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton.

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Screen Capture: Raffi Barsoumian as Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi in the Sarah Boyd directed The Code episode “Secret Squirrel.”

Final Thoughts…

Even though there is no guarantee the series will be picked up by another network, one cannot help but remember a similar production in the mid-1990s being cancelled after only one season. That production, JAG, was by NBC in spring 1996 with one episode untelevised. Despite being cancelled, the military courtroom drama found a new home with CBS and it ran for another nine years.

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Screen Capture: Luke Mitchell and Adam Chanler-Berat as Captain John ‘Abe’ Abraham and Lt. Glen ‘One-N’ Eick, respectively, in the Sarah Boyd directed The Code episode “Secret Squirrel.”

Because the Sweeny / Turk co-created was an in-house production, it is unlikely another network will look at taking it on board. Regardless, stranger things in the world of television entertainment have happened.