BrainDead

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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. read more
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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 other-worldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

Original Release

06/13/2016 on CBS

US Release

06/13/2016

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Cast

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Laurel Healy
Tony Shalhoub Senator Red Wheatus / Red Wheatus
Nikki M. James Rochelle Daudier
Aaron Tveit Gareth Ritter
Danny Pino Luke Healy
Johnny Ray Gill Gustav Triplett
Charlie Semine Anthony Onofrio
Paige Patterson Scarlett Pierce
Jan Maxwell Senator Ella Pollack / Ella Pollack
Megan Hilty Misty Alise
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Allan Arkush, Frederick E.O. Toye, Jim McKay, Robert King, Brooke Kennedy, Ron Underwood

Writers

Jonathan Tolins, Jacquelyn Reingold, Lawrence Kaplow, Peter Parnell, Aurin Squire, Laura Marks, Robert King, Michelle King

Creators

Michelle King, Robert King

Cast

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Laurel Healy
Tony Shalhoub Senator Red Wheatus / Red Wheatus
Nikki M. James Rochelle Daudier
Aaron Tveit Gareth Ritter
Danny Pino Luke Healy
Johnny Ray Gill Gustav Triplett
Charlie Semine Anthony Onofrio
Paige Patterson Scarlett Pierce
Jan Maxwell Senator Ella Pollack / Ella Pollack
Megan Hilty Misty Alise
Zach Grenier Dean Healy
Beth Malone Claudia Monarch
Brooke Adams Senator Diane Vaynerchuk
Wayne Duvall Andre Amarant
Jan Maxwell Senator Ella Pollack
Angela Palmer-Haibach Photographer
Lily Cowles Germaine Healy
Marcus Ho Dr. Dexter Wu
Patrick Breen Cole Stockwell
Nikiya Mathis Stacie Zara

Producers

Ridley Scott Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer Executive Producer
David W. Zucker Executive Producer
Brooke Kennedy Executive Producer
Jordan Sheehan Executive Producer
Michelle King Executive Producer
Judy Smith Executive Producer
Robert King Executive Producer
Kristin Bernstein Producer
Tami D'Addio Producer
Robyn-Alain Feldman Producer
Jacquelyn Reingold Producer
Jonathan Tolins Producer
Peter Parnell Producer
Lawrence Kaplow Producer

Editors

Matthew Kregor, Erica Freed Marker, Anne McCabe

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