After apparently being extremely pleased with its pilot episode, NBC has nabbed its first new action drama series for next season, and it’s Lost and Fringe creator J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers, according to Livefeed.
Abrams co-wrote, produced and directed the Undercovers pilot, which stars British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Surrogates’ Boris Kodjoe as a married couple who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement.
According to the report, Undercovers is being compared to a modern-day Hart to Hart or the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Here’s the first official description for the show:
Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”). Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, “Deadwood”) to locate and rescue Nash. The pair is thrust back into the world of espionage as they follow leads that span the globe – and Steven and Samantha realize that this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides the excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing. Also starring is Ben Schwartz (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”).
It would be cool to see the Undercovers pilot at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, but I haven’t gotten any confirmation on that yet. I’ll be posting the best events happening at Comic-Con 2010 as soon as the schedule’s confirmed.