9:30pm – Wednesday, February 9 on FOUR
Covert Affairs, premiering on Wednesday, February 9th at 9:30pm on FOUR, sees Annie Walker (Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo) pulled out of her CIA training and sent on a mission – with no clue as to why she was chosen.
“The way that the role came to me was I was doing a Broadway play… and we were almost done with our run and I was reading movie scripts and I wasn’t finding anything that was really speaking to me and my agent suggested that I read this,” Piper Perabo explains to American TV Guide about how she came to star in the series.
“And I hadn’t thought about doing television, but when I read it, it kind of changed everything for me. She’s such a powerful character, she’s so smart, the action is so intense, and I really thought it would be fun to do.”
During the pilot Annie gets her first taste of life as a CIA agent. “As the show continues,” Perabo says, “Annie’s really a rookie, and so what she excels at and what she isn’t very good at, I think is in some ways tailored to me.”
“I really like driving. I really like action. I really like stunts. And those are things that I haven’t gotten to do in the past, so when I told them that, all of a sudden that stuff started getting more and more intense and more creative!”
And Doug (executive producer Doug Liman) has been very active in ramping up the action sequences for each episode we do, so I think in a lot of ways the action was even kicked up a higher notch because I was so excited to do it.”
Although she loves all the action, Perabo says there are some drawbacks. “It’s really long days because of the action sequences. If you’ve ever been on a set where they’re shooting action, it takes a long time. It goes in really long pieces so that you can get the angles you want and that everything is safe, and so I’m really lucky that I really love the people that I work with, and it’s not bad doing a 17-hour day with these guys.”
Make sure not to miss the results of this hard work when Covert Affairs premieres on Wednesday, February 9th at 9:30pm on FOUR.