‘BrainDead’ Details: CBS Show Premiere Date, Cast, Plot Here!

‘BrainDead’ Details: CBS Show Premiere Date, Cast, Plot Here!
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“BrainDead” now has a premiere date as set by CBS. The show looks really promising. Here are all the details you need to know before “BrainDead” airs.


Premier Date

According to Hollywood Reporter, CBS has already mapped out its summer schedule. This includes setting the premiere date form “BrainDead.”

“BrainDead” will premiere Monday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, more than a week earlier than the Boston-set murder mystery “American Gothic,” which debuts on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 p.m.


The comic-thriller has a dynamic cast. It will be starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Laurel, a fresh-faced Hill staffer and the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty.

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“We’ve been fans of Mary going back to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ but it was really her extraordinary work in ‘Smashed’ and ‘Alex of Venice’ that had us imagining Laurel’s lines coming out of her mouth,” executive producers Robert and Michelle King said. “She’s fantastic at mixing comedy and drama, and keeping it all vulnerable, yet real. We can’t wait to see what she does with Laurel,” the husband-and-wife duo added.

Tony Shalhoub of “Monk” is set to play opposite Winstead as well, as Deadline reported. “Tony Shalhoub is funny, dramatic, subtle, and broad when he needs to be,” said the producers. “To our minds, he can play anything. We were thinking of making the character a 12-year-old blind girl hunting for her mother in Belgium to see what he did with that.”

Variety reported that Aaron Tveit also signed on to star in “BrainDead” as well. Tveit takes on the role of the legislative director to a top Republican senator. He used to be in “Gossip Girl” as William “Tripp” van der Bilt III.

“We’re thrilled that Aaron will be joining ‘BrainDead,’” said the Kings as well. “We’re huge fans of his work — he’s spectacular on stage and screen — and think he’ll be a fantastic opponent-slash-love-interest for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”


The story revolves around Laurel, who left D.C to pursue her dreams of becoming a documentary filmmaker. However, she had to let the dream go when her brother asked her to help him run his senate office.

This first job in D.C. led her to discover that the government is not functional anymore and that an an alien spawn has come to Earth and feasted on the brains of most congressmen and Hill employees.