CBS has a new comedy thriller debuting this summer, BrainDead. The series is created by Robert and Michele King of The Good Wife series. Which incidentally ends in two weeks after seventh season. Braindead stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Cloverfield 10), Tony Shalhoub ( Monk), Aron Tveit (Gossip Girl, Les Miserable), Nikki M James ( The Good Wife), Johnny Ray Gill (Rectify, True Blood) and Danny Pino (Cold Case, Law And Order SVU).
Here is the official synopsis : BrainDead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel(Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke(Danny Pino), the Democratic Whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth(Aaron Tveit), the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus(Tony Shalhoub). Her other allies include Gustav, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle(Nikki M. James), a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world. the 13 episodes series will premiere June 13th on CBS. Check out the teaser and let me know what you think.