Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“The Thing,” “Scott Pilgrim”) will star in CBS’ upcoming sci-fi comic thriller event series “BrainDead” which comes from ” The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King,
The story centers on brain-eating aliens who attack Washington, D.C. Winstead will portray Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left the Capital to become a documentary filmmaker.
She is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help. She soon discovers that the government has stopped working and that alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and their staffers.
“BrainDead” will serve as next Summer’s big event series launch for CBS following on from 2013’s “Under the Dome,” 2014’s “Extant” and 2015’s “Zoo”.
Source: The Live Feed