Described by Forbes as “One of the Best New Shows” this autumn, Sky Living has acquired from CBS Studios International, Limitless, the television sequel to the hugely successful 2011 film. Bringing its customers even more of the addictive storylines and strong, confident characters they love to watch.
The series boasts a stellar cast including Jake McDorman (American Sniper, Greek) who plays the central character Brian Finch, 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.
The series centres around 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…
Julia Barry, Director of Sky Living, commented: “Limitless fits perfectly with what we know our customers love. This is a fantastic fast-paced and visually stunning drama that CBS have created and I can’t wait to introduce it to the Sky Living audience. And of course, who could resist a bit more Bradley Cooper in our lives”
Stephen Tague, Senior Vice President, Europe for CBS Studios International, said: “In the U.S., Limitless premiered as the #1 new series in its time slot, so we are excited to be working with Sky Living to bring Limitless and its powerful production auspices to U.K. audiences.”
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.
Limitless will sit alongside Sky Living’s existing hit US dramas including; The Blacklist, Elementary and Scandal as well as a host of other hotly anticipated shows which join the line-up this autumn.