Undercovers: Officially Picked Up By NBC

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In the least surprising TV news of the week, Undercovers has officially been picked up by NBC.

The upcoming spy drama will be produced by Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.

It stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (pictured) as married, former CIA agents who get pulled back into the spy game. Think Mr. and Mrs. Smith, readers.

“We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements,” said NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin.  “J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn’t be happier.”

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Added NBC Prez Angela Bromstad: “Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration. In Undercovers, he’s found a breakout couple that is rich in character and brimming with romance and action. We feel he’s found the perfect cast.”

In addition to serving as co-writer, exec producer, and co-creator, Abrams directed the Undercovers pilot.

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