'The Enemy Within' Season 1 preview: Coral Peña will bring grit and verve to NBC's new spy thriller
With the pilot of 'The Enemy Within' just a week away, Coral Peña will take yet another hit spy series into her acting roster
'24: Legacy' actress, Coral Peña, is all set for her recurring role as Anna Cruz opposite Morris Chestnut and Jennifer Carpenter in NBC’s 'The Enemy Within'. The series is being executively produced by 'Gotham' producer Ken Woodruff, Matt Corman, Chris Ord, and Universal TV. Peña was a series regular on Fox’s '24: Legacy' opposite Corey Hawkins and Miranda Otto and appeared recently in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film 'The Post'.
The Dominican Republic-born actress has appeared in numerous roles over the course of her acting career, and she's known for playing varying roles, from Olivia Francisco in 'Blue Bloods' to Gail in 'Carrie Pilby,' but her role as Mariana Stiles in '24: Legacy' is what really got Peña into the spotlight. Mariana is an intelligence agent at CTU (Counter Terrorist Unit) National Headquarters, where her super-sleuthing skills and her serious demeanor set the base for her upcoming role as a CIA analyst in NBC's 'The Enemy Within'.
'The Enemy Within' is a fast-paced, action-thriller set in the world of counter-intelligence. Peña will play Anna Cruz, an ambitious CIA analyst enlisted by FBI Special Agent Will Keaton (Chestnut) to assist in the hunt for a former Russian SVR (The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation) agent-turned-rogue-operative, who was responsible for the deaths of her fellow CIA officers.
Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) is a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as the most notorious traitor in American history, and is serving life in a supermax prison. FBI Agent, Will Keaton, enlists Shepherd against his better judgment, in order to help track down an extremely dangerous and rather elusive criminal she knows all too well. Keaton must now work in tandem with the traitor, who's cost him so much, in order to bring an even bigger threat to its knees.
While Shepherd and Keaton have different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both know that to catch this particular criminal, they have to delve deep into his disturbed mind and not let their dark sides overcome them. Peña's character in the series is said to test the limits of the volatile partnership between Keaton and former CIA Deputy Director-turned-traitor, Erica Shepherd.
'The Enemy Within is slated to release February 25, and the official trailer below will give you an idea of how fast-paced this series really is.