Bradley Cooper is joining CBS’ TV version of Limitless.
Cooper will have a recurring role on the TV series, according to Entertainment Weekly. The series, like the film, is based off of the book The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, and will essentially be a sequel to the 2011 film.
Cooper will reprise his role of Edward Mora, who in film was a struggling writer who developed superhuman abilities after taking a drug called NZT. NZT allows users to access 100% of their brain. Edward is now a senator and a presidential hopeful and continues to use the drug in the TV version of Limitless, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The series follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) who discovers the cognitive benefits of NZT and is forced by the FBI to use his abilities to help them solve cases. At the FBI, Brian will work with Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) who is described in the official show description as, “a formidable investigator with a dark past,” and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper) “a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante.” Harris and Boyle will report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) who is described as a, “canny manipulator of the reins of power.”
Cooper’s character Edward has different plans for Brain who he considers his protégé. Cooper was originally announced as a guest star in the pilot but now his character will appear in episodes beyond that.
Limitless will premiere in the fall on CBS, watch the first look for the series below.