EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Jim Howick (Peep Show) and Bernice Stegers (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) have been cast in Undercover, the sitcom pilot being produced by Baby Cow Productions and Bonafide Films for UKTV’s Dave channel which stars Sacha Alexander. While Dave has yet to formally announce anything in connection to this project, TVWise previously broke the news that Undercover had received a pilot order and that it would be directed by Tom Marshall.
Created by Sacha Alexander, Simon Dean and Andy Milligan, Undercover has been described as a spoof in the same vein as Police Squad. The pilot follows Chris, an undercover police officer who infiltrates an Armenian crime family. The only problem is that Chris is way out of his depth. He has to complete his assignment and bring down this crime family under the watch of his handler Zoe. But then again, Chris is starting to enjoy being a part of the family, especially given the new found powers they bring him. The project is a co-production between Bonafide Films and Baby Cow Productions.