Scoop: Covert Affairs Adds Body of Proof Alum as Series Regular, Annie's New Romantic Interest

Covert Affairs Cast Nic BishopBody of Proof alum Nic Bishop has spied himself a plum role on Covert Affairs.

TVLine has learned that the English-born Aussie is joining the USA Network spy drama in the series regular role of Ryan McQuaid, a charming Navy SEAL turned billionaire private military contractor.

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After McQuaid and Annie (Piper Perabo) first meet in the field as uneasy allies, expect their relationship to intensify — as will Annie’s fears that this enigmatic gent may have a secret agenda.

When Covert left off, CIA operative Annie had faked her death and altered her identity to go deep undercover to take down Henry Wilcox. Season 5, premiering this summer, will examine the price Annie must pay for that risky maneuver, as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew.

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A casualty of Body of Proof‘s Season 3 revamp, Bishop’s other Stateside TV credits include appearances on Castle, CSI, Hot in Cleveland and The Glades.