Updated: with trailer below.
CBS is adapting the 2011 film Limitless to a primetime series and has announced Bradley Cooper will be featured in a recurring role.
The original movie saw Bradley Cooper play a struggling writer who develops a super-human ability to think thanks to a new pharmaceutical drug called NZT.
The new Limitless series is described as: A man named Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) discovers the brain-boosting power of NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. He’ll work with 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.”
Bradley Cooper will be reprising his role as Edward Morra, now a senator and presidential hopeful, and is still a regular user of NZT who has his own plans for his new protege – Finch.
Limitless will air Tuesdays at 10pm ET this Fall.
Here is a first look at Jake McDorman as Brian Finch: