NBC picks up J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers' for 2010-11 season
NBC announced Monday that “Undercovers,” the new spy drama from Abrams ("Lost," "Fringe") and Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters), is the network's first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season. The deal marks Abrams' first association with NBC.
“We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming upfront development announcements,” Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said in a statement. “J.J. has delivered another signature series, along with our partners at Warner Bros., and we couldn’t be happier.”
The action-packed spy drama centers on the lives of married ex-CIA agents Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, "Resident Evil: Afterlife") and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”) as they find themselves getting pulled back into the business.
Reims and Abrams started working together on Abrams' WB Network series "Felicity."
In addition to serving as co-creator, co-writer and executive producer, Abrams directed the "Undercovers" pilot, his first direction of a TV series pilot since “Lost.”
— Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Boris Kodjoe as Steven Bloom and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Samantha. Photo credit: NBC