J.J. Abrams next television project, Undercovers, centres around a husband and wife who are spies.
Not quite Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the lighthearted series is said to be co-written by Abrams and Josh Reims, who worked together on Felicity and What About Brian, with the pilot to be directed by Abrams.
The husband and wife are named Samantha and Steven (Bewitched homage anyone?), who run a catering company, having left their roles as spies. But they have now been called back into service. Unlike Mr. and Mrs. Smith, they will be a happy, loving, bantering couple who are “as likely to make a marinara sauce together as they are to bug an embassy.”
The pilot will see them hunt down a possible former flame of Samantha’s whom the CIA thinks has gone turned. A “screw-up sister” of Samantha’s runs the catering firm in their absence.
Repeat after me…. “it ain’t no Lost.”
Source: NY Magazine