He “checks in pretty regularly, just actor to actor,” said Jake McDorman, who plays the lead role in CBS’ drama debuting Sept. 22. “I’m thankful for his availability.”READ MORE: Man Tried To Abduct 16-Year-Old Girl In Falmouth, Police Say
McDorman and Cooper, who is an executive producer on the series and has a recurring role, share another screen credit: They were in “American Sniper,” which earned Cooper an Oscar nomination.
Cooper reprised his “The Elephant Man” Broadway role in London, wrapping the run last weekend. But he helped long-distance with major “Limitless” plot points and tone, executive producers Craig Sweeny and Alex Kurtzman told a TV critics’ meeting Monday.
In the series, McDorman plays Brian Finch, a man whose use of a brain-enhancing drug, NZT, makes him invaluable to the FBI in solving complex cases. Cooper appears as a presidential hopeful who also takes NZT and has his own plans for Finch.READ MORE: Lawmakers, State Leaders Fight Over Drawing Precinct Lines
“Limitless” the movie starred Cooper as a NZT-using writer who faces his own dangers because of the drug.
The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Hill Harper.
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