Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper will be returning to the television reprising his character from the 2011 movie, Limitless. Cooper will be guest starring in the pilot episode and also in as many episodes as his schedule permits especially considering he is executive producing the series.
According to the official synopsis:
LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed.
Limitless was described as an “action-packed, fast-paced thrill-ride” in an announcement made by CBS Entertainment chair Nina Tassler. We will be able to decide for ourselves come fall 2015.
I find myself torn between liking the trailer and feeling kind of bored. The main reason that I like the trailer is because I like the story concept. However I’m worried that it will fizzle out due to lack of character building as we’ve already seen a full feature film on what the NZT can do for someone taking it. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Do you think that CBS will be able to pull off this series or will it tank?