One day after The Code season 1 finale aired at CBS, the verdict has been reached on the network’s military legal drama — it won’t be back for more.
In a new post on Twitter today, series star Dana Delany was the first to confirm the news with the following message:
Thank you to all you wonderful people who watched [The Code]. Last night was our finale and sadly, no more. I’ll never make General. But I loved this cast of stellar actors & know we’ll meet again. Semper Fidelis.
The news of the series’ end cannot come as much of a surprise to many of its longtime fans, as it struggled from the start to find all that much in the way of a consistent following. While its ratings were technically higher than fellow summer show Blood & Treasure, it may not have had the same sort of financial benefits in sticking around. The Code was designed to be an in-season show, which are often more expensive; meanwhile, Blood & Treasure was planned for the summer. The writing on the wall was present from the moment that CBS pushed several episodes back earlier this year from their original air date, and this isn’t the first time the network has done away with a “summer” drama that had a largely older audience. Code Black met a similar fate; there was a while where there was talk that this show could eventually come back, but the talk never turned serious.
With The Code over, its talented cast can now proceed to look at other opportunities. We do wonder whether or not Chicago Med would consider making Ato Essandoh a series regular — his character of Dr. Latham there is exceptional. Meanwhile, Luke Mitchell has done some fantastic arcs on other shows and it would be nice to see him find another full-time home, one where he can be one of the stars like he was meant to be on The Code. We’ve already seen him as the bad guy or the guy who goes in and mixes things up.
We have our updated our official renewal/cancellation guide with the news of The Code’s fate.
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