Sources tell Fancast that Ramamurthy is joining ‘Covert Affairs’ as Jai Wilcox, the aide-de-camp to the CIA’s Director of Clandestine Services, Arthur Campbell (played by ‘The O.C’s Peter Gallagher). Ramamurthy will thus interact with series leads Piper Perabo (’Coyote Ugly’) and Christopher Gorman (’Ugly Betty’). He’ll appear in the first episode following the 90-minute, Tim Matheson-directed pilot, which has already been filmed.
Elsewhere on the cast, Kari Matchett (’Invasion’) plays another CIA supervisor/Arthur’s wife, while Anne Dudek (’House’) is Perabo’s sister.
The twist with ‘Covert Affairs’ is that Perabo’s CIA trainee is fast-tracked into field work when her bosses, unbeknownst to her, take an interest in her shady ex-boyfriend. Also, Gorham’s character is blind – and quite the ladies’ man to boot.
This sounds fun! I love Peter Gallagher. Gorham was amazing in season one of Ugly Betty, and didn't he play a Chuck-like spy before, too? And it's nice to see Ramamurthy get away from Heroes. I hope I don't smell a love triangle, though.
It's supposed to start in July. And I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that it's already been guaranteed and 11 episode run. :)