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NBC orders Hope Davis drama 'Allegiance'

NBC orders Hope Davis drama 'Allegiance' © WENN / Hope Davis NBC orders Hope Davis drama 'Allegiance'

By Tim Kenneally

NBC has given a series order to the drama "Allegiance," starring Scott Cohen ("Necessary Roughness") and Hope Davis ("The Newsroom").

The series follows Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs who learns a shocking secret. His close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when its revealed that his parents, Mark (Cohen) and Katya ( Davis) are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees. Years ago, Russian-born Katya was tasked by the KGB to recruit American businessman Mark O'Connor as a spy and the two fell in love.

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After years in America building a happy life and without word from Moscow, Mark and Katya thought they had escaped. Now it seems that the new Mother Russia has one more mission — turning Alex into a spy. For these anguished parents, the choice is clear: Betray their country or risk their family.

The series, which is produced by Universal Television, Keshet Media and Yes!, also stars Margarita Levieva, Gavin Stenhouse, Morgan Spector, Annie Ilonzeh, Alexandra Peters and Kenneth Choi.

Writer-director George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau") is executive producing with Avi Nir ("Homeland"), Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Yona Wisenthal and Giyora Yahalom.

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