24 and Star Trek Into Darkness alum Nazneen Contractor has booked a multi-episode recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of USA Network’s CIA drama series Covert Affairs, TVWise has learned.
Contractor has been cast as Sydney, who has begun enchanting Annie’s (Piper Perabo) fellow CIA officer, Calder Michaels (Hill Harper). She is the latest actor to board the hit drama series for season five. Also joining the cast for the new season is Amy Jo Johnson (Flashpoint), Michael A. Goorjian (Party of Five) and Nic Bishop (Body of Proof).
The fifth season of Covert affairs will pick up directly from the season four finale which saw CIA operative Annie Walker fake her death, alter her identity and go deep undercover in the streets of Hong Kong to defeat her most cunning opponent, Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). The new season will examine the price Annie will have to pay for this risky manoeuvre and the implications it will have on her relationships, both personally and professionally, as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew.