Newswire: The Limitless TV show will be a police procedural, thereby limiting it

When last we checked in, the TV adaptation of the Bradley Cooper film Limitless was optioned by CBS, propelled along by the seemingly open-ended nature of a story about a man who takes an experimental drug, becomes super smart, and ends up running for the U.S. Senate. Now, it seems that the show will be just like a bunch of other shows as Deadline reports that the series will have the structure of a police procedural.

Picking up where the film left off, the Limitless pilot will have protagonist/smart guy Brian Sinclair coerced into using his genius-level skills to solve weekly cases for the FBI, again suggesting that criminals might want to stop committing acts that can be solved in only five days. Neil Burger, who also directed the film. will helm the pilot, and the series will be executive produced by Cooper, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman …

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