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SOUTH AFRICAN/British Actress Cast Opposite Boris Kodjoe In NBC’s Prime-Time TV Series “Undercovers”



Filed under : Entertainment

How exciting is this!!

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, after a lengthy search, SOUTH AFRICAN/British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has landed the female lead opposite yummy actor Boris Kodjoe in Undercovers, director J.J. Abrams’ pilot for NBC, one of the major TV networks in the U.S.A. Abrams also will direct, marking the first pilot he has helmed since “Lost” in 2004.

Boris was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician…

This is reportedly an hour-long prime-time TV series which revolves around a domesticated husband (Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement. Think of this new  TV drama as being kinda like Mr & Mrs Smith meets The Bourne Identity! Abram Boris will play hubby, Mr. Steven Bloom and Gugu will play wife, Mrs. Samantha Bloom.

Gugu is the daughter of a [Black] South African doctor and a [White] British nurse. She hasn’t appeared on American TV but has done arcs on several popular British series including “Spooks” and “Doctor Who.”

Although Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw are biracial, casting on the leads for the pilot was done color-blind, producers said, as they looked for the actors who best fit the characters and had the best chemistry…*Whatever’s!*

I am geeked that African actors have lead roles on U.S primetime TV! Just sayin’! And cannot wait to see sexy actor Boris on prime time….

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farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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  • Prudence Chauke

    Mznsi for sure, Africa stand up!

  • http://faraitoday.com farai

    Hi Prudence,

    I think you said it best, “AFRICA STAND UP”!! Mzansi fo sho! LOL!

    Gracias senorita!
    Farai

  • http://www.vulindlelacomm.coz.a Pinky Khoabane

    As I say Farai, you will bring me serious African stars that I ought to know but that we dont get to know.
    Im not suggesting that the schlebs we have here should be ignored but I think our African media ought to look broader but then, thankfully some of us have you.

    Thanks again for your powerful work for showcasing Africans to Africans.
    Much love

  • http://faraitoday.com farai

    Hi Pinky,

    Ngiya bonga kakhulu for your encouraging words! Our greatness is undermined & there is a sense of urgency of my part to tell the world about gems/treasures such as yourself…

    However I can be of service to the people of Africa!

    Sincerely,
    Farai