J.J. Abrams Spy Series Casts Its Male Lead

by | December 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM | TV News

Boris Kodjoe (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Boris Kodjoe (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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.

Kodjoe (pronounced “ko-jo”) is most familiar to TV viewers from his roles on Showtime’s ‘Soul Food,” for which he earned several NCAAP Image Award nominations, and UPN’s ‘Second Time Around.’

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.