Sexy New Show Undercovers Hits NBC
An action-packed show featuring the sexiest duo on television is about to burst onto our screens this fall.
Undercovers marks the first pilot J.J. Abrams has co-written, produced and directed since 2004′s Lost. It’s also creating buzz for its principle characters—British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and actor Boris Kodjoe—both young, black and criminally attractive.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Kodjoe play married couple Samantha and Steven Bloom, small-time caterers who are reactivated as CIA agents after years of retirement. The series, reminiscent of Mr & Mrs. Smith, promises to be brimming with romance and action.
Here’s the first extensive synopsis 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).
Undercovers debuts on NBC Wednesday, September 22.
Check out the trailer: