Dexter alumna Jennifer Carpenter is set as the female lead opposite Jake McDorman in CBS’ drama pilot Limitless, based on the 2011 feature starring Bradley Cooper.

The pilot, executive produced by Cooper, follows Brian Sinclair (McDorman) 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. Carpenter plays Rebecca, ’ a dynamic investigator who has risen quickly within the FBI, but hasn’t come to terms yet with her background that initially drove her into a career in law enforcement.

Marc Webb is directing the pilot from a script by Craig Sweeny. CBS TV Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media produce, with Cooper, Webb, Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley & Tom Forman executive producing.

Carpenter, repped by WME and Untitled, recently toplined USA pilot Stanistan.