CBS has handed three more pilot orders to drama Limitless, a sequel to the 2011 Relativity feature starring Bradley Cooper, and comedies from veterans Dan O’Shannon and Tad Quill. All three come from sister studio CBS TV Studios.
Written/executive produced by Craig Sweeny and executive produced by Cooper and Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Limitless follows Brian Sinclair, the character played in the film by Cooper, as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. The feature’s helmer, Neil Burger, will direct the pilot. He also is executive producing alongside Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, and Tom Forman through Relativity Television, K/O’s Heather Kadin as well as Todd Phillips, Cooper’s producing partner at Yet To Be Named Company, for CBS TV Studios, studio-based K/O and Relativity TV.
Relativity TV’s Andrew Marcus and Ray Ricord co-executive produce. The film’s writer-producer, Leslie Dixon, who adapted Alan Glynn’s novel, and producer Scott Kroopf serve as producers.
Written by former Modern Family executive producer O’Shannon and Peter Warren (Happyland), the untitled comedy project (format TBD) revolves around a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. O’Shannon executive produces alongside Clark Peterson & Dennis Erdman, Eric Tannenbaum & Kim Tannenbaum for CBS Studios and studio-based Tannenbaum Co. Warren serves as supervising producer. This is Peterson and Erdman’s second pilot this season; they also have CBS comedy Taxi-22.
O’Shannon and Bill Wrubel left their stints as executive producers on Modern Family at the end of last season for overall deals at CBS Studios and Warner Bros. TV, respectively. Both have landed CBS pilot orders in their first development seasons.
Quill’s Angel From Hell (format TBD), centers on an unlikely pair. When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts. This marks the second pilot at CBS for Quill who also has Taxi-22, rolled from last year, which just cast John Leguizamo as the lead.