Undercovers [New This Fall]

Undercovers Premieres Wednesday, September 22 on NBC

What is it with NBC and spy shows? Do they need another, they have Chuck. It looks like fun CSI-level scifi action.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom and his wife, Samantha, are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles – with help from Samantha’s easily frazzled handful of a sister, Lizzy. Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.

When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw  to locate and rescue Nash. Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.

Cast

  • STEVEN BLOOM (Boris Kodjoe) – When he’s not in Los Angeles balancing the books and drumming up business for Bloom Catering, Steven Bloom can probably be found in an exotic locale alongside wife Samantha, taking down terrorists and combatting imminent threats to national security. His charm and calm under pressure make him the perfect undercover agent. Throw in his martial arts training, cryptography skills, and security tech expertise, and you see why he’s one of the CIA’s top spies, and the love of Samantha’s life.
  • SAMANTHA BLOOM (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) – Samantha Bloom co-owns and runs a small catering company based in Los Angeles. Her tenacity, knife skills, and exacting standards make her the iron fist of this family business. When you add in her extensive repertoire of foreign languages, aptitude for picking locks, and ability to seduce any bad guy, you understand why secretly, Sam was one of the best spies the CIA has ever known. Coming out of five years of retirement, Sam and her husband Steven are back, keeping the world safe from the most dangerous villains… and they’re also available for bar mitzvahs and weddings.
  • CARLTON SHAW (Gerald McRaney) – CIA company man Carlton Shaw has done it all and seen it all. Gruff, seemingly joyless, and a stickler for protocol, he finds it exceedingly difficult to cope with his new assignment: handler to reinstated agents/caterers Steven and Samantha Bloom. With great pain and reluctance, Shaw liaises with Langley to send the Blooms on their world-saving missions around the globe.
  • LEO NASH (Carter MacIntyre) – A longtime agent with the CIA, Leo’s success comes from his inability – or refusal – to draw a line between work and play. As proficient in spycraft as he is with booze and women, he’s a reckless but amazing agent. In his history with the agency, Leo’s been partnered with both Steven and Samantha on separate occasions, but now works as part of their team. His past relationships with both of them make for a very interesting dynamic.

Episodes

1.01 – Pilot

Steven and Samantha Bloom team up outside the kitchen – SERIES PREMIERE – A sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles — with help from Samantha’s easily frazzled, handful of a sister, Lizzy (Mekia Cox). Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw, to locate and rescue Nash. With assistance from resourceful CIA field agent Bill Hoyt, whose professional admiration for Steven isn’t hard to miss, the pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat. Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.

1.05 – Jailbreak

1.06 – Xerxes

1.07 – Assasins