Brian Finch develops superhuman abilities after taking a mysterious drug called NZT, which finds him landing on the FBI's radar as he works to clear his name of an NZT-related murder.


Marc Webb


Craig Sweeny (developed by), Craig Sweeny





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jake McDorman ... Brian Finch
Jennifer Carpenter ... Rebecca Harris
Hill Harper ... Spellman Boyle
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Nasreen Pouran
Bradley Cooper ... Senator Eddie Morra
Daniel Eric Gold ... Adam Honeycutt
Arjun Gupta ... Eli Whitford
Sarah Wilson ... Jessamyn Eubanks
Blair Brown ... Marie Finch
Ron Rifkin ... Dennis Finch
Megan Guinan Megan Guinan ... Rachel Finch
Claire Glassford ... Lisa
Warren Bub ... Bank Security Guard
Henry Gagliardi ... 10 Year Old Brian
Charles Anthony Burks Charles Anthony Burks ... Motorman


After a mysterious drug called NZT gives him the ability to use 100% of his brain, Brian Finch uses it to help his sick father, but he also finds himself a suspect in the murder of the man who gave him the drug, and to clear his name he must find the real perpetrator. Written by Preston Hahn

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Bradley Cooper reprises his role as Eddie Morra from Limitless (2011). Cooper and series star Jake McDorman starred together in American Sniper (2014). See more »


When Brian goes to Eli's flat, he doesn't shut the door behind him. Moments later you can hear the FBI agents pounding on the door and saying "Open up!" See more »


Eddie Morra: [to Brian] Your body craves it faster and faster, yeah. You think it's bad now, it's only gonna get worse. You actually might remember this moment as the last time you felt vaguely human.
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »


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A pilot with potential
30 September 2015 | by midas-jacobsSee all my reviews

"Limitless" the TV show is about Brian Finch, a nobody. His dad has medical problems and Brian feels like a disappointment for his family. But one day he gets offered a new drug called NZT. After he has taken this drug he gets access to every braincell. With this power he finds out what kind of decide his dad has. He turns out to be correct, but now his dad needs a new liver. When the pill doesn't give him access to every brain cell again he goes to the dealer who gave him the pill in the first place, to get another pill. In the house of this person he finds him dead. Of course he doesn't know what to do, and he starts searching after the pills. Then suddenly the police arrives and they think he is guilty for the murder, now he has to prove he hasn't done it...

The acting of this episode was very well done. In the beginning Jake McDorman (Brian Finch) wasn't that convincing but later on he showed a lot of emotion. Bradly Cooper (Eddie Morra) reprise his role as Eddie, and he did a really good job portraying him again. I really liked that they put Bradly in this show, this shows that the series and the movie are connected. The script was also very good.

The thing I liked the most is how they handled when Brian takes an NZT pill. In the movie this wasn't handled that good but here they showed some speed ups, a sort of different filming style, multiple versions of him... I very much liked this. The narration of the movie was also fun, this was useful for the people who haven't seen limitless (the movie) But with good things also come bad things, for example: it starts of more or less the same as the move (the dealer gets killed), It felt rushed and a bit ridiculous at times.

But overall I very much enjoyed the pilot episode of this series and I think it has great potential. I also think that this show is better than the movie, but that is for you to decide!

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22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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