NBC has just announced its first pick up for the 2010-2011 season. J.J. Abrams’ CIA pilot, “Undercovers.” The hour-long pilot stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe who play a married couple retired from the CIA but are reinstated after running a quiet catering business for more than five years.
“J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn’t be happier,” Jeff Gaspin, Chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said. The pick up probably has a lot to do with Abrams’ track record with shows like “Lost”, “Fringe and “Alias”, making the full season order no surprise.
Abrams co-wrote the pilot episode with Josh Reims of “Brothers & Sisters.” Abrams also produced and directed the pilot, his first since 2004’s “Lost.” In addition to Mbatha-Raw and Kodjoe, the series stars Jessica Parker Kennedy, Gerald McRaney, and Ben Schwartz.
“Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration,” NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad said. “J.J. and Josh have found a breakout couple that is rich in character and brimming with romance and action. We feel he’s found the perfect cast.”
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