Undercovers - J.J. Abrams Finds Lead In Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Reported by Outsiders - 10:07 PM 2010.01.14
THR is reporting that British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has landed the female lead opposite Boris Kodjoe on "Undercovers," Abrams' pilot for NBC.
"Undercovers," which Abrams co-wrote with Josh Reims, revolves around a domesticated husband (Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement.
Abrams also will direct, marking the first pilot he has helmed since "Lost" in 2004.
Although Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw are biracial, casting on the leads for the pilot was done color-blind, producers said, as they looked for the actors who best fit the characters and had the best chemistry.