'Allegiance': Scott Cohen and Hope Davis as Russian spies for the modern world
But there's a big difference in "Allegiance" -- the show is set in the present day, pitting parents against a rising CIA star son.
Stars Scott Cohen and Hope Davis, the aforementioned KGB-affiliated spies/parents, previewed their midseason drama for Zap2it during the NBC upfronts presentation.
They were so excited about the project that both actors tended to talk over each other. Thus, here's a pretty much direct transcript of what was said.
Zap2it: How would you characterize "Allegiance" in terms of shows or movies we've seen before?
Scott Cohen: "24" ... It's a spy thriller ...
Hope Davis: It might be more like the movies -- "The Bourne Supremacy," "'The Bourne Identity," those films.
Cohen: The Bond movies!
Davis: It's a spy thriller.
Cohen: Spy thrillers -- ours is with a heart though. It's about a family.
Davis: If you like to get sweaty palms and a fast-beating heart ...
Cohen: And "Allegiance" really refers to the idea of what would you do for your family? Blood is thicker than water.
What is it like, playing a spy?
Davis: Really exciting. I'm learning to speak Russian. I'm learning to kick some a**. I'm learning to fire guns and all these crazy things. I am a Brooklyn mom, but I did not know how to do that stuff.
Got all of that? "Allegiance" will air at some point in 2015 on NBC.