By Chancellor Agard
September 08, 2016 at 01:16 PM EDT
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Rob Lowe has arrived Angels Memorial Hospital.

On Thursday, CBS released a new trailer for the medical drama’s second season that previews the arrival of The Grinder alum as cowboy military doctor Col. Ethan Willis, who will be stationed at Angels Memorial Hospital to teach the staff new trauma techniques.

“It’s a Rob Lowe you haven’t seen before, which is really fun,” says series creator Michael Seitzman, who describes Lowe’s first episode, the season premiere, as “incredibly harrowing.”

As shown in the clip, Willis and Dr. Mike Leighton (Casual‘s Tommy Dewey) will deal with three victims of a great white shark attack in the season premiere. They fly out to the scene of the incident in a helicopter, but on their way back, Mike falls 20 feet out of the helicopter and is severely injured.

“I’m sorry. I feel responsible,” Willis tells Mike’s younger brother Angus (Harry Ford).

“You are responsible… He never should’ve been in that helicopter,” replies an angry Angus.

Maverick Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) will also have her hands full this season as she finds herself fighting with Dr. Will Cambpell (Boris Kodjoe), who reveals in the trailer that he’s now in charge of the OR and the ER.

“Her battle is to maintain control of the ER against what seems to be an oppressive system,” says Harden in EW’s Fall TV Preview issue.

To read more from our Fall TV Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here – and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

The trailer also offers a first look at the hospital’s three new residents, played by Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes), Emily Tyra (Flesh and Bone), and Nafessa Williams (Twin Peaks). With this infusion of fresh blood, Seitzman views this entire season as a reboot of sorts that will allow new viewers to start watching without having to watch the first season.

Watch the intense season 2 trailer above. Code Black premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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