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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Lands Lead in J.J. Abrams' New TV Series UNDERCOVERS


According to a report in the 'Hollywood Reporter', J.J. Abrams has found a leading lady for his new television project, 'Undercovers'. British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star opposite Boris Kodjoe in the upcoming pilot for NBC, which will be directed by Abrams. The plot of 'Undercovers' revolves "around a domesticated husband (Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement."

Mbatha-Raw who is a graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art came to the attention of the public eye when she was cast as Ophelia opposite Jude Law's 'Hamlet' in the Donmar Warehouse production's of 'Hamlet' which ran in the West End, followed by a successful run on Broadway. Other credits include television appearances in 'Spooks' and 'Doctor Who.' 'Undercovers' will mark Mbatha-Raw's debut on American television.


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