The prospect of a ‘Limitless’ TV series to follow Bradley Cooper’s 2011 “10% of your brain” thriller has been floating around for a few years now, but CBS may be the one to finally make it happen. The ‘Limitless’ follow-up has officially been given a pilot order, along with new details on how the series would tie in with the original film.

CBS issued the pilot order on its new ‘Limitless’ series, to be written by ‘Elementary’ writer Craig Sweeny, produced with Cooper, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and feature writer Leslie Dixon, ultimately directed by theatrical helmer Neil Burger. Where previously it was thought the new series would pick up with Cooper’s character from the film, it now seems as if the story will reboot to have its protagonist use his NZT-assisted brain to solve FBI cases. Please, take a moment to collect yourselves in surprise.

For those unfamiliar with the 2011 film that grossed around $160 million worldwide, ‘Limitless’ featured Cooper in the role of a struggling writer who undergoes a drug trial that expands his cognitive abilities to using 100% of his brain power, attracting unwanted attention from shadowy forces. The thriller also starred Robert de Niro and Abbie Cornish.

CBS also scooped up a pilot order for its ‘Rush Hour’ remake to keep riding the movie-TV reboot trend, but what do you think? Could ‘Limitless’ work as an FBI procedural, or have we seen this same concept too many times before?

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