DEADLINE.COM – In addition to executive producing Limitless, the new CBS drama series based his movie, Bradley Cooper will recur on the show as a sidekick to the character he played in the 2011 feature, now portrayed by Jake McDorman. Cooper originated the role as a guest star in the pilot, directed by Marc Webb, and intends to appear as much as his schedule permits.
Limitless centers on Brian Finch (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. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Cooper), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman executive produce for CBS Television Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television.
It is customary for feature actors serving as executive producers on series to recur, which is what Laurence Fishburne does on ABC’s black-ish.