Luke Mitchell has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming CBS military legal drama “The Code,” Variety has confirmed.
Mitchell takes over the role of Capt. John “Abe” Abraham from Dave Annable, who originally played the role in the pilot. The character is described as a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.
Mitchell most recently starred in the NBC series “Blindspot.” Before that, he played the role of Lincoln Campbell on the ABC-Marvel series “Agents of SHIELD.” His other TV credits include “The Tomorrow People” and Australian shows like “Home and Away” and “H20.” On the film side, he has starred in indie features like “Mothers and Daughters” and ““Seven Minutes.”
“The Code” follows the military’s brightest minds who take on our country’s toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator and a Marine. Along with Mitchell, the series stars Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo and Raffi Barsoumian. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, and Craig Turk are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
Blindspot is looking nearly as permanent as Jane’s ink: NBC has renewed the drama for a third season.
The renewal comes even though Blindspot‘s viewership dropped sharply when the freshman hit moved from Mondays at 10 pm to Wednesdays at 8 for Season 2. Averaging a 1.0 in the demo — and sliding as low as 0.9 — it currently ranks below the newly cancelled (and better-DVR’d) Timeless and bests only Grimm‘s farewell season, Shades of Blue, bubble drama Blacklist: Redemption and the recently axed Emerald City.
However, when asked if the Peacock Net should keep or cut Blindspot, nearly 86 percent of TVLine readers said the Jaimie Alexander starrer should score a third season.
Luke Mitchell will make his Blindspot debut in the second season premiere — and EW has an exclusive first look. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum will play Roman, a member of the shadowy organization that sent Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) to the FBI. Roman is also a familiar face from Jane’s past — a flashback to her childhood in season 1 featured a boy with a scar on his face.
“He’s very, very, very protective of Jane, extremely protective of Jane,” Alexander tells EW. “He’s unpredictable, which is a really great character to play. [Luke] is fantastic, he’s just absolutely fantastic. He’s a cool, great guy, great actor, just nails that character. He’s such a great addition to the cast.”
Luke Mitchell and Michelle Hurd have joined the cast of Blindspot as new series regulars in season 2, EW has learned.
Hurd, an original Law & Order: SVU cast member whose recent credits include Daredevil and Hawaii Five-0, will play another member of the shadowy organization that sent Jane to the FBI.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mitchell, whose character was recently killed off the ABC super series, will play Roman, also a member of the organization. Roman’s name was mentioned in the finale as a contact Jane was supposed to connect with, and he’s been teased on the show before — he appeared in Jane’s flashback to her childhood, in which we saw a boy with a scar on his face.
Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!
With a prophecy promising that one of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will fall by season’s end, you’d think they’d all be a little more careful, but Tuesday’s episode proved otherwise. In a bid to cure Inhumans of Hive’s sway, Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) created an antitoxin, but had no actual Inhumans to test it on. Enter Lincoln (Luke Mitchell), who decidedly takes the antitoxin against orders, knowing it could kill him. “He’s taking some huge risks, wearing the murder vest and taking the antitoxin,” Mitchell tells EW. “He’s desperate to get her back. He needs her. Put it this way, if something were to happen to Daisy, I think Lincoln wouldn’t stay in S.H.I.E.L.D. Daisy is his life. He’ll do anything to get her back.”
“He doesn’t have a death wish,” Mitchell insists. “He makes these decisions, but you still see the fear in him when he does this. It’s not just bravado. He cares about his life. He wants to live, he wants to make something of his life, but he doesn’t see anything without Daisy in the picture. He’ll do whatever he has to do, which makes him dangerous.” Continue reading
Having brought a certain… electricity… to the proceedings on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Mitchell has been promoted to series regular for Season 3, TVLine has learned.
The Aussie actor — who previously wielded mad skillz as one of The CW’s The Tomorrow People — made his S.H.I.E.L.D. debut this April as Lincoln, one of Skye’s first Inhuman allies at the Afterlife compound. In the ABC drama’s sophomore finale, Lincoln juggled allegiances when Afterlife leader Jiaying launched an attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. carrier, but he last we seen helping Skye and May ward off a “ginger army” (i.e. a replicating Inhuman).