Sky Living picks up US drama Limitless

Sequel to Bradley Cooper film coming to Sky

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Sky Living has picked up the UK rights to air CBS Studios, Limitless – a TV sequel to the hugely successful 2011 film, which starred Bradley Cooper.

Jake McDorman (American Sniper) plays the central character Brian Finch, alongside Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as Agent Rebecca Harris, Hill Harper (CSI:NY) as Agent Spelman Boyle, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface) as SAC Nasreen “Naz” Pouran and a special appearance by Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) 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…

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 produced by CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The series will air on Sky Living this autumn.