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The Code - Luke Mitchell to Star in CBS Drama in Recasting

Luke Mitchell (Agents of SHIELD, The Tomorrow People, Blindspot) has been cast in a starring role in CBS' upcoming midseason drama, The Code per Deadline. Mitchell replaces Dave Annable who played the male lead in the pilot, Capt. John "Abe" Abraham. Mira Sorvino also exited the project after the pilot, her role has not yet been recast. Deadline notes that Mitchell was an early standout during the recasting process "but CBS and producing studio CBS TV Studios pushed the production start date for the series to consider more actors before officially going with Mitchell."

Written by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, The Code is a military drama following the military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

Mitchell will play Capt. John “Abe” Abraham. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, Abe is a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.