NBC has ordered to series the Katherine Heigl-fronted CIA drama State of Affairs, the Russian spy thriller Allegiance (fka Coercion) and the Traffic-like action-drama Odyssey for the 2014-15 season, TVLine has learned.
State of Affairs centers on a key CIA attaché (played by Grey’s Anatomy alum Heigl) who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life. The cast also includes Adam Kaufman (Without a Trace), Sheila Vand (Cult), Cliff Chamberlain (The Mob Doctor), Tommy Savas (Hollywood Heights) and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Smash).
Allegiance revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (played by Gavin Stenhouse of the UK’s Iconicles), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst whose parents (The Newsroom’s Hope Davis and The Carrie Diaries’ Scott Cohen, pictured) and sister, unbeknownst to him, are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Once the parents are reluctantly pulled back in, the stakes rise as they are coerced into spying on their own son and turning him against his country. The cast also includes Margarita Levieva (Revenge), Kenneth Choi (Ironside), Annie Ilonzeh (Arrow) and Morgan Spector (Person of Interest).
Odyssey centers on three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Pushing Daisies‘ Anna Friel, pictured), a disillusioned corporate attorney (Peter Facinelli, Nurse Jackie) and a disrespected political activist (Jake Robinson, The Carrie Diaries) are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy. The cast also includes Jim True-Frost, Treat Williams, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Omar Ghazaoui.Follow @VladaGelman