There’s going to be some major shifts on Code Black when the medical drama returns for season 2, and fans aren’t exactly happy about them!
On Friday (June 3), The Hollywood Reporter revealed that as part of a major overhaul, neither Bonnie Somerville nor Raza Jaffrey will be returning for season 2 of Code Black. Following fan backlash over the decision, executive producer Michael Seitzman took to his Twitter to field fan questions about the tough call.
“No answer I give will be satisfying to either of us,” wrote Seitzman of choosing to part ways with both Somerville and Jaffrey. “It sucks, I’m with you on that.”
While Seitzman didn’t go into specifics about why the series deiced to move on without the actors, he assured fans that “nobody enjoyed” having to let go of two beloved cast members. With the drama down two stars next season, THR’s report notes that current cast members Jillian Murray and Boris Kodjoe have been upgraded to series regulars. Seitzman also hinted that there will be some new faces added to the mix when the show returns.
“It sucks for sure. But I’m still excited about the new characters we haven’t talked about yet!” wrote Seitzman.
In a separate tweet, the executive producer also added that they’re hoping the fans love the new characters just as much.
“I’m going to work hard to make you love the newbies,” promised Seitzman.
As sad as we are to see both Bonnie Somerville and Raza Jaffrey go, we’re curious to see what Seitzman and his crew have up their sleeves for season 2!
Code Black returns to CBS with new episodes in the fall.