The Enemy Within (TV series)

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The Enemy Within
Genre Drama
Created by Ken Woodruff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s) Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC

The Enemy Within is an upcoming American drama television series set to premiere during the spring of 2019 on NBC.


The Enemy Within follows "Erica Shepherd, a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history and serving life in a supermax prison. Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Chestnut) enlists Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well. For Keaton, it’s not easy to trust the woman who cost him so much. While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch a spy: They must think like one."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]



On January 22, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order. The pilot was written by Ken Woodruff who was also expected to executive produces alongside Vernon Sanders. Production companies involved with the pilot were set to include Universal Television.[2] On January 12, 2018, it was reported that Mark Pellington would direct the pilot episode.[3] On May 7, 2018, it was announced that NBC had given the production a series order. It was also reported that Peillington would as an executive producer for the series.[1] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the spring of 2019.[4]


In February 2018, it was announced that Raza Jaffrey, Jennifer Carpenter, and Morris Chestnut had been cast in lead roles in the pilot.[5][6] In March 2018, it was reported that Cassandra Freeman and Kelli Garner had joined the main cast.[7][8] On June 28, 2018, it was announced that Noah Mills had been cast in a series regular role.[9]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (May 7, 2018). "NBC Orders Drama Pilots 'The Village' & 'The Enemy Within' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 23, 2018). "NBC Orders 'The Enemy Within' Drama Pilot From Ken Woodruff & Vernon Sanders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (February 16, 2018). "Mark Pellington To Direct 'The Enemy Within' NBC Pilot; Peter Atencio To Helm ABC's 'Whiskey Cavalier'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (May 13, 2018). "NBC Fall 2018-19 Schedule: 'Chicago'-Branded Wednesday, 'SVU' To Thursday, 'The Blacklist' Held For Midseason, 'World Of Dance' Moves In-Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (February 15, 2018). "'The Enemy Within': Raza Jaffrey Cast In NBC Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 28, 2018). "Jennifer Carpenter & Morris Chestnut To Star In NBC Pilot 'The Enemy Within'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (March 6, 2018). "'Salvage' Casts Emily Althaus; Cassandra Freeman Joins 'The Enemy Within'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 10, 2018). "Kelli Garner Joins NBC Pilot 'The Enemy Within', Lincoln Younes Cast In ABC's 'Grand Hotel'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (June 28, 2018). "'The Enemy Within': Noah Mills Set As Series Regular In NBC Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 

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