Jeff From Coupling Joins ‘Covert Affairs’

For those of you who were fans of the original U.K. series ‘Coupling’ or perhaps saw the box office film ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’, you will be happy to learn that British actor Richard Coyle will be paying an extended visit to the USA Network spy series Covert Affairs.

According to the folks over at TV Guide, Richard will debut in the season premiere as “Simon, a Cambridge-educated and refined globe-trotting venture capitalist who just so happens to be a suspected KGB spy. Annie (Piper Perabo) is assigned to him, but soon finds herself more involved than she ever intended.

It is reported that Richard will recur throughout the season, but an exact count of how many episodes for which he will appear has yet to be determined.

Among Richard’s other credits are the Madonna-directed film ‘W.E.’, ‘The Libertine’ and ‘A Good Year’. He has also appeared on stage in ‘The York Realist’ on the West End and in ‘Proof’ with Gwyneth Paltrow.

The third season of ‘Covert Affairs’ will be back on the USA Network this summer.