The Code season 1: Release date, plot, cast, spoilers, trailer and everything else about new CBS show

CBS's upcoming legal drama offers an insight into the "military's brightest minds, who tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the US Marine Corps"


                            The Code season 1: Release date, plot, cast, spoilers, trailer and everything else about new CBS show

Legal dramas when done well make for a thrilling ride. From Aaron Korsh's 'Suits', one of the most popular legal dramas around, to Robert and Michelle King's legal and political drama 'The Good Wife', the genre has kept audience interest alive with relevant and gritty storylines.

CBS's upcoming drama 'The Code' mines the same territory but within the context of the US Marines. The show is about the military's brightest minds, who tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the US Marine Corps, and where in the courtroom, each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defence lawyer, an investigator — and a Marine.

Release date

'The Code' premieres on Tuesday, April 9, on the CBS Television Network. Beginning April 15, the show moves to Mondays.

Plot

When a soldier in Afghanistan kills his commanding officer, judge advocates Captain Jon "Abe" Abraham (Luke Mitchell) and Captain Maya Dobbins (Anna Wood) are assigned to the case as prosecution and defence lawyers by their commanding officer Colonel Glenn Turnbull (Dana Delany).

Cast

Luke Mitchell as Captain John "Abe" Abraham 

Luke Mitchell as Captain John "Abe" Abraham in 'The Code' Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Luke Mitchell as Captain John "Abe" Abraham in 'The Code' Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

Popular for his work in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' as Lincoln Campbell, Mitchell plays the role of Captain John "Abe" Abraham in 'The Code'.

A driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility that he treats with devotion and passion, Mitchell's character Capt. John gets to the bottom of things.

Anna Wood as Captain Maya Dobbins 

Anna Wood as Captain Maya Dobbins in 'The Code' Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Anna Wood as Captain Maya Dobbins in 'The Code' Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

Wood's character Captain Maya Dobbins is a fearless lead defence attorney who never hesitates to go up against one of her own. That doesn't mean to say that she isn't a team player - but she must find the truth. Wood first set foot on stage at the tender age of 7 years in a production of Peter Pan. She is now best-known for her roles in 'Reckless' and 'Deception'. She has previously also worked on the legal drama 'The Good Wife'.

Ato Essandoh as Major Trey Ferry 

Ato Essandoh as Major Trey Ferry Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Ato Essandoh as Major Trey Ferry Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

Ato is most popular for his work in Netflix's 2018 sci-fi series 'Altered Carbon' - he played the role of Vernon Elliot, an ex-soldier whose wife was imprisoned and daughter killed. As Major Trey Ferry, he is an eloquent and wise superior officer working for the prosecution known to pursue suspects ferociously.

Creator

Craig Sweeny

Limitless producer Craig Sweeny attends WIRED Cafe at Comic Con 2015 in San Diego at Omni Hotel on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Getty Images)
Limitless producer Craig Sweeny attends WIRED Cafe at Comic Con 2015 in San Diego at Omni Hotel on July 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Getty Images)

 

Television producer and screenwriter Craig Sweeny is known for writing and producing 'The 4400' and for his work on the series 'Limitless'. He has previously worked on telelvision series such as 'Elementary', 'Medium', 'Dr. Vegas' and 'Star Trek: Discovery'.

Trailer

Where to watch

'The Code' premieres on April 9, 9 pm to 10 pm, ET/PT on CBS Television Network

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