USA Launches Prequel Web Series to 'Covert Affairs' - VideoInk
 
 

USA Launches Prequel Web Series to ‘Covert Affairs’

/ Jul 18, 2013

covertaffairs

USA Network has launched “Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover,” a prequel web series to “Covert Affairs,” the cable network’s one-hour spy drama starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham.

The six-episode web series focuses on Gorham’s character, Auggie, a blind CIA special ops officer who on the TV show assists Perabo’s character when she goes on missions. The web series tells the story of a torrid affair Auggie had with a Russian hacker named Natasha (played by Liane Balaban) before he lost his sight. The Natasha character was featured in the first season of “Covert Affairs.”

The web series is tied to a larger social marketing campaign from USA for the new season of “Covert Affairs.” Fans can complete a series of assignments to access additional content and earn rewards points for the Covert Operatives fan-club. Or they can just watch the episodes, which will be released over the course of six weeks.

“Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover” is sponsored by Jaguar. The car brand’s new two-seat convertible F-TYPE is featured in two of the episodes.

USA worked alongside “Covert Affairs” creators and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, as well as ad agency Ralph, to develop the web series and the social campaign around it. Gorham served as interactive producer.

In addition to Gorham and Balaban, “Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover” stars series regulars Kari Matchett as Joan Campbell and Hill Harper as Calder Michaels.

“Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover” is the second prequel web series USA has produced for “Covert Affairs,” following the original “Sights Unseen,” which followed Gorham’s character on an operation in Spain. It’s also the second companion web series from USA in the past week, following last week’s debut of “Evan’s Campaign Chronicles” for the network’s medical comedy “Royal Pains.”

Tags: , , , , ,


NetFlix

Netflix Nabs Tina Fey’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy...

JessicaJones1_DD

Who Will Play Jessica Jones for Netflix and Marvel?

house_of_robots

CDS Sets Companion Series to James Patterson’s Next Novel...

YouTubeChristmas

5 Reasons Brands Should Use YouTube This Holiday Season

NewsToKnow

Friday 11.21.14: News to Know

Peabody Awards

Peabody Awards Want More Digital Submissions

aereo

Aereo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

jukinmediafailarmy

Fox Orders Unscripted TV Series Based on Jukin Media’s...

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 3.28.02 PM

Dubai Media Launches Sports-Focused SVOD Service

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 12.13.26 PM

FIRST LOOK: Yahoo’s Basketball Comedy ‘Sin City...

Interstellar_02

Google and ‘Interstellar’ Want You to Take Part in...

cracklelogo

Crackle Will Be Home to Another Feature Film, ‘The...

AmazonBox

Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ to Debut in December

MaxandRuby

Kin Community to Manage Nelvana’s ‘Max &...

LastChanceKitchen

Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Web Spinoff to Debut New Season

Hungergames_01

Why Lionsgate Embraced YouTube to Promote ‘The Hunger...

NewsToKnow

Thursday 11.20.14: News to Know

netflixyoutube

Netflix and YouTube Still Hog Bandwidth in North America

Pluto_02

Pluto TV Raises $13M to Continue Building TV-Like Video Service

YouTubeMusic

YouTube to Bring Back Music Awards in 2015 — with Some Changes

newfronts

IAB Unveils 2015 Newfronts Lineup, with Newcomers Fullscreen,...

Shared_Ads

5 Most-Shared Video Ads in 2014 Still Draw from World Cup

longmire_01

Netflix Saves Another TV Show, Orders Season 4 of...

WSW_17

Web Series Wednesday: What’s Really Going On

netflixyoutube

Content Exec Kelly Merryman Jumps from Netflix to YouTube

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 4.16.03 PM

WATCH THIS: Newsy Goes Interactive to Teach You About War & Money

FactoryMade

Japan’s Mitsui Puts Stake in Media Incubator FactoryMade

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 12.33.06 PM

Xiaomi Invests $300 Million in Video Platform iQiyi

Zoella1

Oxygen, Trium Developing Docu-Series About StyleHaul Vloggers

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 12.08.30 PM

‘Everything But the News’ Is Back on PBS Digital Studios

NewsToKnow

Wednesday 11.19.14: News to Know

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 10.52.38 AM

Alec Baldwin Gives Love Advice in New Above Average Series

Milk Video

Samsung Launches Milk Video, Another Mobile-Video Discovery Service

bill cosby netflix

Netflix ‘Postponing’ Bill Cosby Comedy Special

BroadbandTV TGN

BroadbandTV Opens Sales Office in New York

netflixTV

REPORT: Nielsen to Measure Netflix, Amazon Viewership

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 11.34.07 AM

WATCH THIS: Wale’s Famous Rant Against Complex Was Because...

NetflixAU

Netflix Is Heading Down Under in March

Kenneth_Tarpey

Former comScore CFO Takes on Same Role at Videology