MIPCOM: CBS Drama 'Limitless' Sells Wide

Limitless S01E01 Still - H 2015
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Limitless S01E01 Still - H 2015

The drama, based on the 2011 film with Bradley Cooper, will air on Sky Living in the U.K., Network Ten in Australia and AXN in India, among others.

CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International said on Monday that it has licensed first-window broadcast rights to new U.S. drama Limitless to networks around major international markets.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, the show is based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper.

Among the networks that have licensed the show are Sky Living in the U.K., ProSiebenSat.1 Group in Germany, M6 Group in France, Global in Canada, RAI Due in Italy, Fox in Spain, Sweden and Turkey, RTL CBS Entertainment in Pan-Asia, Network Ten in Australia, Prime in New Zealand, TV2 in Norway,  M-Net/Pan-Africa, TVSeries in Portugal, AXN in India, Turner Broadcasting System in Latin America and MTV in Finland. Air dates will vary by country.

Limitless is off to a terrific start in the U.S., premiering to strong ratings and early buzz as one of the most exciting new shows of the fall," said Armando Nunez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “We are thrilled to bring this dynamic new series and its exciting new star, Jake McDorman, to global audiences."

Limitless tells the story of Brian Finch, "a down-on-his-luck musician who struggles to hold down a long-term job. His life, however, is changed when he discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. The FBI soon finds out about Brian and uses his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them." Soon, he is partnered with Agent Rebecca Harris under the watchful eye of Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran.

Finch also has a secret relationship with Senator Edward Morra, a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protege.

Along with McDorman (American Sniper, Greek), the cast includes Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as Harris, Hill Harper (CSI:NY), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface, Color of Money) as "Naz" and a special appearance as Morra by Cooper, who is also an executive producer on the series.