Mira Sorvino has been cast as one of the leads in CBS pilot “The Code.”
A military legal drama written by Craig Sweeny, “The Code” follows Marines trained as prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators, as they take on the country’s toughest challenges inside the courtroom and out.
Sorvino will play Colonel Eisa Turnbull, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps’ Judge Advocate Division who demands excellence of herself and her staff, inspiring fierce loyalty from the attorneys who serve under her command. One of the highest‐ranking female officers in the Corps, Eisa is also the mother of two sons who are serving overseas.
Eisa joins previously announced cast members Dave Annable, Phillipa Soo, Anna Wood, Raffi Barsoumian and Ato Essandoh. Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman executive produce alongside director Marc Webb.
Sorvino was one of dozens of women who came forward with allegations of sexual assault or harassment against Harvey Weinstein and said she was blacklisted from the industry by the producer. Since coming forward last fall, she has landed roles on ABC’s “Modern Family,” the Audience Network’s “Condor” and Sony Crackle’s “StartUp.” She is repped by APA and Management 360.