J. J. Abrams – co-producer with Tom Cruise on the upcoming Mission Impossible 4 movie – launched his new television series, Undercovers, on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This NBC spy show – which airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m., 7 central – revolves around the espionage exploits of a pair of former CIA agents played by Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbataha-Raw. The duo seemingly left the world of cloak and dagger for marriage and life as professional caterers. However, they get called back in to aid with the recovery of a current agent who’s life is in jeopardy!
You can watch all of the sweet action from this new TV show in the pilot, above. Enjoy
You may already know Abrams established work on television through his creating the giant smash hit, LOST. The mystery and rabid fanbase of that show was overwhelming, but Undercovers has more in common with the J.J.’s work on a previous hit, Alias. The story revolves around family and international intrigue, much like the previous spy show. However, some humorous bends, as well as the romantic connection between the two lead characters – give Undercovers its own, new bend.
We checked out the show in its premiere and can say we’re on pins and needles for more.
The other show currently on television for fans of Abrams to check out would be his series Fringe, airing Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on FOX. Abrams constructed Fringe as a cross between the supernatural mystery of a program like LOST, and the espionage intrigue of Alias.
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Mission Impossible III - should be feeling a twinge of excitement over the upcoming sequel. Both J.J. and Tom collaborated on writing the story for the new movie and will be producing the movie together. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot will be handling work on the film, with staff writers Josh Applebaum and André Nemec writing the screenplay. We’ll keep you updated with news regarding the movie as it comes in.
Are you going to watch next week’s episode of Undercovers? Are you a fan of other J.J. Abrams work on television? Or are you more of a fan of his work on the big screen? Give us a shout with your opinion in the comments section.