J.J. Abrams’ new spy series is starting to take shape, now that it has found its male lead. Nabbing the highly coveted role is Boris Kodjoe, says the Hollywood Reporter.
NBC’s ‘Undercovers’ pilot, penned by Abrams (‘Lost,’ ‘Alias’) and Josh Reims (‘Felicity‘), revolves around a husband and wife team of spies. Earlier this week, Gerald McRaney (‘Major Dad’) was cast as the couple’s CIA boss.
Kodjoe‘s on-screen better half has yet to be cast.
On the big screen, the 6-foot-3 actor has appeared in such films as Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Family Reunion‘ and Spike Lee’s ‘Love and Basketball.’ More recently, he had a role opposite Bruce Willis in the sci-fi pic ‘Surrogates.’
In 2002, he was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People Magazine.
Since May 2005, Kodjoe has been married to Nicole Ari Parker – his costar from both ‘Soul Food’ and ‘Second Time Around’ – with whom he has two children.