Coming off playing the charming Colonel Aasar Khan on Season 4 of Homeland, British actor Raza Jaffrey is taking on another heartthrob role, a lead opposite Maggie Grace in CBS pilot Code Black. The medical drama, written by Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel, is based on Ryan McGarry’s feature documentary. It is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation and revolves around four residents who are getting their first taste of ER medicine and the medical staff who mentor, teach and terrify them. Jaffrey plays Neal, an excellent doctor who believes that connecting emotionally with his patients is critical and taking risks with their health is abhorrent.
In the pilot, Jaffrey joins previously cast Grace, Luis Guzman, Marcia Gay Harden and Melanie Kannakoda. Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Semel and Linda Goldstein-Knowlton executive produce for ABC Studios and CBS Studios.
In addition to Showtime’s Homeland, Jaffrey also recently recurred on CBS drama Elementary, with Code Black marking his third consecutive series project for the networks of CBS. Jaffrey’s series credits also include NBC’s Smash and UK’s Mistresses and MI5. He is repped by Gotham/Principal and UK’s United Artists.