Mekia Cox has been tapped to join the cast of the upcoming NBC spy thriller UNDERCOVERS. Cox will be replacing Jessica Parker Kennedy in the series from the creative mind of J.J. Abrams. The series will debut this fall on NBC and is considered to be one of the networks frontrunners.
Cox will play the role of Lizzy, the older sister of the show's female lead (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who is unaware of her family's involvement in the CIA. In Undercovers two former CIA agents return to the field after one of their colleagues goes missing.
Cox most recently appeared in six episodes of the CW series 90210 as Sasha, Dixon's older girlfriend. She also appeared as a backup dancer in the Michael Jackson documentary.