Tony Shalhoub To Lead CBS’ “Braindead”

Tony Shalhoub has scored a lead role opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Tveit and Danny Pino in CBS’ comic-thriller series “BrainDead”.

Set in the world of Washington D.C. politics, Winstead plays a young Hill staffer who discovers two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.

Shalhoub will play Red Wheatus, a hard-drinking, fun-loving Republican senator who has spent decades in Washington making deals. Then, a radical transformation turns him into a health-conscious extremist who would rather destroy the government than compromise.

The series is set to premiere this summer and comes from “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King. The Kings, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer executive produce.

Source: Deadline