J.J. Abrams’s new spy series, Undercovers [NBC, Wednesdays, 8/7C], is structured around a married couple who left the spy game behind to devote themselves to building a life with each other – and a successful catering business. When a CIA agent goes missing, putting a key operation at risk, they are asked to step in. And thus the Blooms – Steven [Boris Kodjoe, Resident Evil: Aftermath] and Samantha [Gugu Mbatha Raw, Bonekickers] – find themselves gallivanting all over the world in search of Leo Nash [Carter MacIntyre] in order to put Operation Black Swan back on the rails.
Undercovers, from acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost, Alias) and executive producer/writer Josh Reims (Brothers and Sisters), is NBC’s first scripted acquisition for 2010-11 season. The announcement came via press release. The series Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as married spies who are forced to come out of retirement to take on a special assignment. Details follow the jump.
Four of the top-rated pilots coming out of this year’s pilot are notable for their diversity – marked a noticeable change from the last few years. And we’re only halfway through pilot season.
J.J. Abrams’ new spy series for NBC, Undercovers, for example features an African-American couple – played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw [pictured] and Boris Kodjoe – as its married spies. It’s also the first pilot Abrams has directed since Lost, making Undercovers one of the event pilots of the year.