Now that production on “Lost” has wrapped TV and film producer JJ Abrams can fit another show into his busy schedule. According to THR, his latest project entitled “Undercovers” has been picked up by NBC and is slated to debut this fall. The pilot will mark the first episode that Abrams’ has directed since “Lost’s” 2004 premiere.
Abrams co-wrote, produced and will direct the series that centers on CIA agents who are re-activated after years of being in retirement. The happy couple will be played by Surrogates and Resident Evil: Afterlife star Boris Kodjoe and British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw who recently appeared onstage as Ophelia in the revival of Hamlet opposite Jude Law.
According to NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad,
“Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration,” said NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad. “In ‘Undercovers,’ 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.”
If “Undercovers” is half of what “Alias” was at its peak we’ll support it every step of the way. The only thing that could ruin this is if NBC cancels the show prematurely before it can find its audience. They’re really trigger happy over there when it comes to cutting shows short. We hope Abrams name will be enough to keep their finger off the red button when “Undercovers” makes its debut next season.
What do you think of Abrams’ latest show? Are you interested in the premise?