VIDEO: Piper Perabo Talks New Season of COVERT AFFAIRS on 'Today'
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November 04, 2015
Actress Piper Perabo stopped by this morning's 'Today' on NBC to talk about the new season of her USA series Covert Affairs in which she portrays world traveling CIA operative Annie Walker. The new season picks up with Annie back at work and dealing with a new terror threat. Check out the appearance below!
USA's hit international espionage drama series, "Covert Affairs," returns for an all-new, action-packed fifth season. The series stars Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo ("Looper"), Christopher Gorham ("Ugly Betty"), Peter Gallagher ("The O.C."), Kari Matchett ("Invasion"), Hill Harper ("CSI: NY") and new series regular, Nic Bishop ("Body of Proof").
In the critically-acclaimed spy drama series, Perabo stars as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct make her invaluable to the Agency. Season five of the hit series picks up with Annie returning to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA. The new season will examine the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her relationships - both personally and professionally - as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew. Announced guest stars include Amy Jo Johnson ("Flashpoint"), Michael A. Goorjian ("Party of Five"), Perrey Reeves ("Entourage"), Max Martini ("Captain Phillips)" and Nazneen Contractor ("Star Trek Into Darkness").
From Universal Cable Productions, "Covert Affairs" was created, written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, and is executive produced by Doug Liman ("Suits," the "Bourne" trilogy, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"), David Bartis ("Suits," "The O.C.") and Gene Klein ("Suits") through Hypnotic. Stephen Kay ("Sons of Anarchy"), Sean Ryerson ("Bait," "Beyond Rangoon"), Stephen Hootstein ("What About Brian") and Henry Alonso Myers ("Ugly Betty," "Chuck") also serve as executive producers. The fifth season, spanning 16 episodes, shoots in Toronto.
Leading up to the return of COVERT AFFAIRS, fans can catch-up with full seasons available on Amazon Prime. They can also join the immersive online portal Mission: Covert Travel by logging on to covertaffairs.usanetwork.com. Tapping into the exotic, international focus of the series, viewers can get a visual feast with stunning photography from key season five locations. Additional elements include mini-city guides to the cities (including fun facts on hidden places and secret passageways), spy tips for famous landmarks in the city, production notes and a gallery of behind-the-scenes images from Paris. Fans will also enjoy the "Langley Look" gallery, which features the characters' signature spy styles from the past season and offers tips to achieve the look. Finally, fans can share GIFs from the series ranging from the best fights, best getaways, best cover IDs and the best villains.