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CBS gives pilot production commitment to 'Limitless' TV show

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EW has confirmed that CBS has given a pilot production commitment to Limitless, a TV show based on the 2011 Relativity film starring Bradley Cooper.

According to Deadline, the CBS TV Studios project will be executive produced by Cooper and producing partner Todd Phillips, along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products. Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, and Tom Forman from Relativity Television will also executive produce. The television series will follow where the film left off: A man who takes NZT, the same power-enhancing drug featured in the movie is forced to use his new drug-induced abilities for the greater good. Cooper is not expected to reprise his role from the film.

The film’s director, Neil Burger, will direct the pilot and executive produce, while Elementary executive producer Craig Sweeny is set to write the script and also executive produce the series. The project was previously in development last season with Georgeville TV, which is no longer attached to the project.