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Allegiance: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Allegiance is entertaining enough, but lacks the subtlety and tension that set apart superior spy dramas.


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In the first and only season of this family-espionage drama, CIA rookie Alex O'Connor (Gavin Stenhouse) is assigned his first case and winds up unknowingly investigating his parents, Katya (Hope Davis) and Mark (Scott Cohen). He soon learns that they're sleeper Russian agents who've recently been reactivated, and that his older sister, Natalie (Margarita Levieva), is also a Russian spy. The Russians pressure the O'Connors to recruit Alex, who's highly desirable to them with his CIA access. Alex is then put in the difficult position of weighing his family's safety against his loyalty to his job and his country.


Gavin Stenhouse
as Alex O'Connor
Hope Davis
as Katya O'Connor
Scott Cohen
as Mark O'Connor
Margarita Levieva
as Natalie O'Connor
Morgan Spector
as Victor Dobrynin
Alexandra Peters
as Sarah O'Connor
Kenneth Choi
as Sam Luttrell
Giancarlo Esposito
as Oscar Christoph
Annie Ilonzeh
as Julia Marcus
Floriana Lima
as Michelle Prado
Robert John Burke
as Special Agent Brock
Haaz Sleiman
as Scott Tolliver
Paul Ben-Victor
as Special Agent Faber
Patricia Kalember
as NCS Director
David Vadim
as Rezident
Aleksander Mici
as Oleg Zhulov
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Critic Reviews for Allegiance: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (16)

For the foreseeable future, the family drama will dominate Allegiance. Unfortunately, the sleepers are a bit of a snooze.

February 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Its lead characters for the most part are appealing and accessible, even if their machinations aren't always well-oiled.

February 4, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If there were no The Americans on FX, then Allegiance on NBC would be a welcome new drama. But there is, so it isn't, since there are so many quality dramas vying for attention these days.

February 4, 2015 | Full Review…

There's a bit of funny buddy comedy with the CIA station chief in New York (Kenneth Choi) schooling Alex in spycraft, but the hyper-complicated family dynamics is what is keeping me tuned in.

February 6, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Great New York setting, fine New York actors, smart writing, so what's wrong? Allegiance is hard to love and believe.

February 6, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Tune in Allegiance with unbiased expectations and be prepared to squint at some of the implausibilities, and you might find it perfectly enjoyable.

February 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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