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Feb 5, 2015
Allegiance Debuts Tonight on NBC
NBC's newest spy series, Allegiance, debuts tonight at 10/9c. It's the networks second attempt at a spy hit this season (following the disappointing State of Affairs), and the second major network attempt to ape The Americans in two years (following ABC's quite good but unseen The Assets). Seemingly taking its premise from the Season 2 cliffhanger of the FX Cold War hit (but not really, since Allegiance was sold before that aired), the George Nolfi (The Bourne Supremacy)-penned and directed pilot (set today) follows a pair of KGB-turned-SVR sleeper agents (Scott Cohen and the great Hope Davis) assigned to turn their CIA agent son (Gavin Stenhouse) to spy, like them, for the Russians. Meanwhere, his case is to investigate the sleeper cell that happens to be his parents. I don't care if it's a blatant network attempt to mine cable gold; the plot sounds intriguing and the trailer looks promising, so I'll be tuning in tonight! Allegiance premieres tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
Though I post here under the name Tanner, my real name is Matthew Bradford, and I'm a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm coauthor of the graphic novel Night and Fog and I co-wrote and co-produced the 2014 horror feature Dead Within.