EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Cooper Meets His Successor in Mind-Bending CBS Thriller 'Limitless'

by Philiana Ng 4:18 PM PDT, July 31, 2015
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Cooper Meets His Successor in Mind-Bending CBS Thriller 'Limitless'

“You’re on the verge of having a life most people can’t begin to imagine.”

That’s the intriguing proposal Bradley Cooper offers Jake McDorman in CBS’ anticipated fall thriller, Limitless, based on the 2011 big-screen hit. From the looks of this brand-new sneak peek, debuting exclusively on ETonline, things are about to get hairy!

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“What would happen when you had a pill that would open up 100 percent of your brain? What would you do with it?” Cooper, who serves as an executive producer and reprises his role of Eddie Morra in the first episode, says of the upcoming drama.

Limitless picks up right where the movie left off, only this time the story centers on struggling twentysomething Brian Finch (McDorman), who has aspirations of being a successful musician and is caught at a crossroads in his life.

That’s when an old acquaintance introduces him to the mysterious drug, NZT, which allows him to manipulate his cognitive abilities and “become the smartest person in the world.”

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“All of his wildest dreams can be realized,” Cooper explains.

But with the extraordinary comes consequences, including death.

Dexter alum Jennifer Carpenter, who plays FBI investigator Rebecca Harris, promises fans that the TV series isn’t slowing down any time soon – it’s “like a Mack truck tearing through.”

And she’s right! Just in the two minutes of exciting footage, we see McDorman pulling off a move Spider-Man would be envious of, mind manipulation and a high-speed chase through a New York subway station.

McDorman dropped by ET's Comic-Con lounge to dish on his "fun" new series.

"One of the cool things about the show, and taking NZT in general that I think the movie and show illustrates, is that there is this element of fun. You can all of a sudden become exceedingly talented at anything you put your mind to. On top of solving crime and some of the more serious aspects [of the story], there is a joy in being able to be an expert at everything," McDorman told ET.

“Are you ready to become somebody who matters?”

Count us in!

Limitless premieres Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.