CBS to Recast Mira Sorvino, Dave Annable After Picking Up ‘The Code’ to Series

Despite getting a series order, CBS’ “The Code” will have to re-cast two of its main roles as the drama will move forward without Mira Sorvino and Dave Annable.

Annable was to play the male lead, while Sorvino was set as a series regular. CBS has not begun re-casting for the two roles, TheWrap is told.

A person with knowledge of the project told TheWrap that the two were simply not a good fit for the show as it emerged.

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“The Code” was looking like a comeback for Sorvino and the Oscar-winning actress’ first big gig since she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and said she was blackballed as a result of rejecting the disgraced mogul’s sexual advances.

A guest star on shows like “Modern Family,” Sorvino had previously expressed hope about returning to the small screen on a more regular basis.

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From CBS Television Studios, “The Code” follows a group of Marines who are also trained attorneys – prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators. “The Code” will be helmed by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk, and directed by Marc Webb.

The series (currently) stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian.

Tony Maglio contributed to this report.

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Despite getting a series order, CBS’ “The Code” will have to re-cast two of its main roles as the drama will move forward without Mira Sorvino and Dave Annable.

Annable was to play the male lead, while Sorvino was set as a series regular. CBS has not begun re-casting for the two roles, TheWrap is told.

A person with knowledge of the project told TheWrap that the two were simply not a good fit for the show as it emerged.

“The Code” was looking like a comeback for Sorvino and the Oscar-winning actress’ first big gig since she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and said she was blackballed as a result of rejecting the disgraced mogul’s sexual advances.

A guest star on shows like “Modern Family,” Sorvino had previously expressed hope about returning to the small screen on a more regular basis.

From CBS Television Studios, “The Code” follows a group of Marines who are also trained attorneys – prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators. “The Code” will be helmed by Craig Sweeny and Craig Turk, and directed by Marc Webb.

The series (currently) stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian.

Tony Maglio contributed to this report.

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‘The Code’ Drama Picked Up To Series By CBS With 2 Major Roles Getting Recast

CBS has handed a series order to The Code, one of five new dramas the network has picked up for next season, along with F.B.I., Magnum P.I., God Friended Me and The Red Line. 
The Code, penned by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny from a story by him and C…

CBS has handed a series order to The Code, one of five new dramas the network has picked up for next season, along with F.B.I., Magnum P.I., God Friended Me and The Red Line.  The Code, penned by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny from a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, will undergo major recasting. Exiting are Dave Annable, who played the male lead in the pilot, and Mira Sorvino, who played a major co-starring role. Staying on are female lead Anna Wood…

Natalie Morales, Mira Sorvino & Steve Howey Cast In ‘Stuber’ Comedy From Fox

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Mira Sorvino to Star in CBS’ ‘The Code’ Pilot

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.

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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.

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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.

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‘The Code’: Mira Sorvino To Star In CBS Drama Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Mira Sorvino is set for a lead role opposite Dave Annable and Anna Wood in CBS‘ drama pilot The Code, from CBS Television Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly.
Written by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny based on a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, The Code sees 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…

EXCLUSIVE: Mira Sorvino is set for a lead role opposite Dave Annable and Anna Wood in CBS' drama pilot The Code, from CBS Television Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly. Written by Limitless creator Craig Sweeny based on a story by him and Craig Turk and directed by Marc Webb, The Code sees 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…

WrapWomen Launches Power Women Summit for 1,000 Leaders in Media and Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas – WrapWomen, the producer of TheWrap’s Power Women breakfast series, will convene a summit of 1,000 women in media and entertainment in November to inspire and empower them across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives.

Actresses Mira Sorvino and Olivia Wilde along with A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc and #MeToo Movement Founder Tarana Burke are among the speakers who will participate in the first ever Power Women Summit on November 1 & 2, 2018 in Los Angeles.

The Power Women Summit (http://wrapwomen.thewrap.com/) will take place in Los Angeles on November 1 & 2, 2018.

“We seek to connect the leading women of our Power Women Breakfasts nationwide and extend the spirit of achievement and excellence created at those boutique events at a national level,” said TheWrap’s Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman, speaking at the Power Women Breakfast in Austin during SXSW.

The Summit, produced under the auspices of WrapWomen will provide a full day of education, mentorship, workshops and networking to promote women’s leadership in entertainment and media and related professions.

The spirit of 5050by2020 is a driving force in all of the Summit’s programming and messaging.
An advisory board of influential women who represent the many facets of the entertainment and media industries will support the planning and programming of the event. They are:
  • Cathy Shulman, President, Women in Film

  • Stephanie Allain, Founder, Homegrown Pictures

  • DeeDee Myers, EVP, Worldwide Public Affairs, Warner Bros

  • Nina Shaw, Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka

  • Keleigh Thomas Morgan, Partner, Sunshine Sachs

  • Melissa Silverstein, Founder & Publisher, Women and Hollywood

  • Cindi Leive, former Editor, Glamour

  • Susan Brooks, Founder, Forefront Partners

  • Kelly Bush Novak, CEO, ID

  • Beatriz Acevedo, Founding Partner and President, mitú

A number of non profit industry organizations have come on board to support the Power Women Summit including Women in Film, Women and Hollywood, Time’s Up, We Do It Together and International Women’s Media Foundation.

The Power Women Summit will integrate a significant philanthropic component to raise up women who would benefit from an extended hand.  WrapWomen will donate 10% of net proceeds to Times Up and other significant women-oriented nonprofits.

For more information about the conference including participation, programming or sponsorship please contact events@thewrap.com.

Contact: Kathy Selim
(424) 248 0662
kathy.selim@thewrap.com

 

AUSTIN, Texas – WrapWomen, the producer of TheWrap’s Power Women breakfast series, will convene a summit of 1,000 women in media and entertainment in November to inspire and empower them across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives.

Actresses Mira Sorvino and Olivia Wilde along with A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc and #MeToo Movement Founder Tarana Burke are among the speakers who will participate in the first ever Power Women Summit on November 1 & 2, 2018 in Los Angeles.

The Power Women Summit (http://wrapwomen.thewrap.com/) will take place in Los Angeles on November 1 & 2, 2018.

“We seek to connect the leading women of our Power Women Breakfasts nationwide and extend the spirit of achievement and excellence created at those boutique events at a national level,” said TheWrap’s Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman, speaking at the Power Women Breakfast in Austin during SXSW.

The Summit, produced under the auspices of WrapWomen will provide a full day of education, mentorship, workshops and networking to promote women’s leadership in entertainment and media and related professions.

The spirit of 5050by2020 is a driving force in all of the Summit’s programming and messaging.
An advisory board of influential women who represent the many facets of the entertainment and media industries will support the planning and programming of the event. They are:
  • Cathy Shulman, President, Women in Film

  • Stephanie Allain, Founder, Homegrown Pictures

  • DeeDee Myers, EVP, Worldwide Public Affairs, Warner Bros

  • Nina Shaw, Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka

  • Keleigh Thomas Morgan, Partner, Sunshine Sachs

  • Melissa Silverstein, Founder & Publisher, Women and Hollywood

  • Cindi Leive, former Editor, Glamour

  • Susan Brooks, Founder, Forefront Partners

  • Kelly Bush Novak, CEO, ID

  • Beatriz Acevedo, Founding Partner and President, mitú

A number of non profit industry organizations have come on board to support the Power Women Summit including Women in Film, Women and Hollywood, Time’s Up, We Do It Together and International Women’s Media Foundation.

The Power Women Summit will integrate a significant philanthropic component to raise up women who would benefit from an extended hand.  WrapWomen will donate 10% of net proceeds to Times Up and other significant women-oriented nonprofits.

For more information about the conference including participation, programming or sponsorship please contact events@thewrap.com.

Contact: Kathy Selim
(424) 248 0662
kathy.selim@thewrap.com