[03/17/15 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 17 Updates include: Dominic Purcell joins The CW's "Arrow/The Flash" spin-off; Cara Buono bound for "Endgame" at NBC; and Kristin Bauer van Straten cast in ABC's "The Kingmakers."
[03/12/15 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 12 Updates include: Kristen Hager to lead "The Adversaries" at ABC; D.B. Woodside among the latest bound for FOX's "Lucifer"; and James Roday to star in ABC's "The Brainy Bunch."
[03/11/15 - 11:53 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 11 Updates include: Teddy Sears to lead "Doubt" for CBS; Chace Crawford among the latest to "Boom" at ABC; and Jake McDorman to succeed Bradley Cooper in "Limitless" on CBS.
[02/03/15 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 3 Updates include: The CW adds "Cheerleader Death Squad" to its pilot roster; Malin Akerman cast in Showtime's "Billions"; and Tone Bell bound for NBC's "People Are Talking."
[01/28/15 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 28 Updates include: Georgia King lands lead on HBO's "Vice Principals"; CBS orders pilot for "Limitless" TV series; and import of "Strange Calls" gets pilot commitment from NBC.
[10/31/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 31 Updates include: AMC passes on "Knifeman," "Galyntine"; Craig Sweeny brings "Limitless" to the small screen at CBS; and TNT orders supernatural drama "Breed" to pilot.
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS's press release, May 2015) 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. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man" 1 and 2 Feature Films).