Comic-Con: 'Limitless' Producer Bradley Cooper Steals the Show — From London

Comic-Con viewers were treated to Cooper's pre-taped intro for the CBS drama's pilot debut.

‎Bradley Cooper couldn't make it to Thursday's Comic-Con panel to promote his upcoming CBS television series, Limitless (based on his 2011 film of the same name), but the executive producer managed to steal the show anyway.

Cooper — who is in London — filmed a video (on his phone!) to welcome Con-goers to the world-premiere screening of Limitless, and he heaped praises on the team continuing for continuing the story beyond the feature film.

"[Limitless star] Jake McDorman absolutely crushes it," Cooper said, also acknowledging the duo's history in American Sniper together. "Hill Harper is also unbelievable. And Marc Webb did an incredible job [directing the pilot]."

But that wasn't all: When Cooper first popped up in the Limitless pilot, the audience let out a sizable cheer. (The busy film actor is making his TV exec producing debut with Limitless, and will recur in the CBS fall drama — schedule permitting, of course.)

After the pilot's screening, McDorman returned Cooper's praise.

"We shot American Sniper together which was a great experience," McDorman recalled. He noted he was very excited to work with Cooper — and Cooper was geeking out himself at the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood, which McDorman joked was a "meta" experience.  

Getting to film the pilot with Cooper made the Limitless experience easier, as well, he said. "Having a somewhat built-in relationship with Bradley makes it all the more comfortable," McDorman noted, especially since Cooper's presence showcased his support for what they were doing with the show.

Limitless premieres Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. on CBS. To sign up for Live Feed TV alerts for news and scoop on your favorite shows, please go to THR.com/FeedNews.
 
 
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