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Limitless

the-series-philosopher-wiki-limitlessLimitless is an American crime drama television series starring Jake McDorman (Greek, Shameless) as Brian Finch, who discovers the power of a mysterious drug called NZT-48 which opens the full possibility of his brain and gives him perfect recall of everything he has ever read, heard, or seen. It is based on the film of the same name, which in turn was based on the novel The Dark Fields, and takes place after the events of the movie. The series was ordered by CBS on May 8, 2015, and debuted on September 22, 2015.

Premise

Brian Finch, a 28-year-old who hasn’t done anything with his life, is introduced to NZT-48, a miracle drug that gives him access to every neuron in his brain. For twelve hours after taking the pill, he becomes the smartest person in the world, able to perfectly recall every detail of his life. With the mysterious Senator Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper, Alias) providing him with a second drug to counteract NZT’s deadly side effects, Brian uses his enhanced abilities to help FBI agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter).

The cast also includes:

  • Hill Harper (CSI: NY, City of Angels) as FBI agent Spelman Boyle
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm, Hostages) as FBI special agent Nasreen “Naz” Pouran
  • Ron Rifkin (Alias, Brothers & Sisters) as Dennis Finch, Brian’s father
  • Blair Brown (The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Fringe, Orange Is The New Black) as Marie Finch, Brian’s mother
  • Colin Salmon (Arrow) as Jared Sands, a former intelligence officer who now works as a fixer for Morra
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