New U.S. Series Based on the Hit 2011 Movie Starring Bradley Cooper
LOS ANGELES and CANNES – October 05, 2015 – CBS Studios International announced today that it has licensed first-window broadcast rights to top international broadcasters for the new U.S. drama, LIMITLESS. Produced by CBS Television Studios, LIMITLESS is based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper.
International television networks that have licensed LIMITLESS include Sky Living/UK, ProSiebenSat.1 Group/Germany, M6 Group/France, Global/Canada, Raidue/Italy, FOX/Spain, FOX/Sweden, RTL CBS Entertainment/Pan-Asia, Network Ten/Australia, TV2/Norway, PRIME/New Zealand, M-Net/Pan-Africa, TVSéries/Portugal, AXN/India, FOX/Turkey, Turner Broadcasting System/Pan-Latin America and MTV/Finland. Exact airdates will vary by country.
“LIMITLESS is off to a terrific start in the U.S., premiering to strong ratings and early buzz as one of the most exciting new shows of the Fall,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We are thrilled to bring this dynamic new series and its exciting new star, Jake McDorman, to global audiences.”
LIMITLESS tells the story of Brian Finch, a down on his luck musician who struggles to hold down a long-term job. His life, however, is changed when he discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. The FBI soon finds out about Brian and uses his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Soon a powerful partnership forms with himself and Agent Rebecca Harris under the watchful eye of Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran, a canny manipulator of the reins of power.
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. However, unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a secret relationship with Senator Edward Morra, a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé.
Along with Jake McDorman (American Sniper, Greek), who plays the central character Brian Finch, the cast includes Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as Agent Rebecca Harris, Hill Harper (CSI:NY) as Agent Spelman Boyle, Academy Award Nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface, Color of Money) as SAC Nasreen “Naz” Pouran and a special appearance by four time Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, The Hangover trilogy) who is also an Executive Producer on the series and will guest star in the pilot episode as Senator Edward Morra.
LIMITLESS is executive produced by Craig Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Marc Webb, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television and distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 18 channels in 24 languages across more than 100 territories, reaching more than 70 million households worldwide. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.