‘Heroes’ Sendhil Ramamurthy Joins USA Spy Series

Sendhil Ramamurthy (NBC)

Sendhil Ramamurthy (NBC)

Sendhil Ramamurthy didn’t get to do much world-saving this season on ‘Heroes,’ but maybe he’ll make up for that as a CIA agent on ‘Covert Affairs,’ a USA Network spy series premiering this summer.

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.

Ramamurthy previously was attached to the NBC pilot ‘Rex Is Not Your Lawyer,’ but was soon after replaced with Jerry O’Connell.

Considering Ramamurthy’s new gig and the conspicuous lack of screen time for Mohinder, even if ‘Heroes’ were to be renewed for one more season, he is not expected to return.

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