J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers Casts Female Lead


British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Spooks,” “Doctor Who”) has landed the female lead opposite Boris Kodjoe on J.J. Abrams’ “Undercovers” at NBC. Abrams and Josh Reims co-wrote the pilot.

The project 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.