Visiting the set of a TV show is a normal occurrence when writing about television. Conduct a few interviews with actors and producers, watch some production and then call it a day. But on a recent visit to the Code Black set, I found myself much more involved.
For the November 9 installment, which creator Michael Seitzman calls “the most emotional episode we’ve made,” I stepped into character as a construction worker who is brought into Angels Memorial after he’s caught in an industrial explosion—leaving my face far less pretty than any of the show’s attractive actors (Rob Lowe, I’m talking to you!). Being in the mix of the Code Black cast and crew, I quickly found out just how much work goes into making the drama.
Code Black, Wednesdays, 10/9c, CBS.