Mary Elizabeth Winstead Fights Brain-Eating Alien Bugs in First "BrainDead" Trailer

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 1:08PM
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 1:08PM
Mary Elizabeth Winstead Fights Brain-Eating Alien Bugs in First "BrainDead" Trailer
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This summer, the entire government is going to shut down as politicians start acting like deranged lunatics. I could easily be talking about real life, but I'm actually talking about the new CBS series BrainDead, a "comic-thriller" about Mary Elizabeth Winstead trying to save the world from alien bugs that are eating the brains of all of our politicians:



This has the potential to be completely ridiculous or completely great—but hopefully both. And it has a lot of talent on its side; in addition to Winstead, coming off of her starring turn in 10 Cloverfield Lane, the cast includes Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables, Graceland), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Johnny Ray Gill (Rectify), and Danny Pino (Cold Case). It also comes from Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, which automatically means it's worth checking out, at the very least.

Here's the official synopsis:

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BrainDead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, 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, the Democratic Whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus. 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, 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.
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BrainDead will premiere on June 13 at 10pm on CBS.
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