Boris Kodjoe will star as the male lead in J.J. Abrams' NBC pilot Undercovers, according to Variety.

Undercovers is described as a mix between Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity, and revolves around spouses Samantha and Steven (Kodjoe) Bloom, who work together as spies.

Earlier in the week, Gerald McRaney was tapped for the project as the couple's CIA boss. The role of Samantha is yet to be cast.

Abrams is considering directing the Warner Bros. TV-produced pilot, which he co-wrote with Josh Reims.

Kodjoe is a bold choice for a leading man on a network drama as broadcasters have stuck predominantly with Caucasian leads.