Congratulations are in order for Moon Bloodgood who has been promoted to a series regular for Season 3 of Code Black. Not only that, but the promotion has happened well before it’s even aired.
According to Entertainment Weekly, what started off as a recurring role has now turned into a full time cast member. She signed on to play L.A paramedic Rox Valenzuela who will be the ride-along partner of Dr. Ethan Willis (Rob Lowe) back in June.
The CBS series has definitely made itself known for its frequent casting changes, as it was previously announced that Tyler Perez (Scream) would be joining the show as first year resident Diego and Chaley Rose (Nashville) would guest star as Pepper, a new resident with a rough start. Recently it was also announced that original cast member Melanie Chandra who plays Dr. Malaya Pineda would be departing the series.
If fans will recall similar changes were made before Season 2 aired when Bonnie Somerville and Raza Jaffrey were let go and Rob Lowe, Noah Gray-Cabey, and Emily Trya were added.
As for Bloodgood’s role as Rox, it brings up the question of why the exciting, but sudden promotion. One reason behind it could simply be that the writers found that there are so many stories to tell about this character that the only way to tell it would be to have her as a regular. In addition, the recent departure from Chandra left a space available for Bloodgood to take.
Another reason could also be the fans reactions to her casting and her role as Rox. It’s an intriguing role and one that could make the show different from other medical dramas out there. By having the show set in both the ER and out in the field, fans will have another perspective of the medical world. It also challenges each character differently because now the staff won’t have the prominent Dr. Willis in the ER to assist. For the residents, one of their mentors will be absent, leaving Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) by herself.
The final reason is the most obvious. Perhaps Bloodgood just made that good of an impression. She is a talented actress having previously starred in TNT’s successful series Falling Skies. She also had a brief stint on USA’s Burn Notice.
Whatever the reason may be, we are thrilled to see this casting and are excited to see what this will bring to the show.
For more news related to Code Black, be sure to visit this link. New season 3 episodes will air starting in 2018. (Photo: CBS.)
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.