Danny Pino BrainDead

SVU Vet Danny Pino to Co-Star in CBS' Comic-Thriller BrainDead

After upholding the laws for years on Cold Case and SVU, Danny Pino now will be the one making them.

The actor is set to co-star on BrainDead, CBS’ upcoming comic-thriller from Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.

Slated for Summer 2016, the series centers on Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A&E’s The Returned), a fresh-faced Capitol Hill staffer who discovers two things at her first job in Washington, D.C.: 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.

Per our sister site Deadline, Pino will play Luke, the Democratic Whip Senator from Maryland and Laurel’s older brother.

In addition to his turns as SVU‘s Nick Amaro and Cold Case‘s Scotty Valens, Pino’s TV credits include The Shield, Burn Notice and Chicago P.D.

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14 Comments
  1. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    This is a pathetic plot.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    People seem to be assuming that this show will be mocking their particular political party and taking offense in advance. That may end up being the case, but without more insider info, I think it’s still too early to take it as a given.
    Hopefully, the show will be an equal-opportunity satire of the entire archaic and ineffective system. That way, the only people who can really be offended are the politicians themselves.

  3. So, so happy to see Danny back on screen, and it’ll be great to see him in a comedy for a change. I agree with Wordsmith; it has potential if they handle it right. And really, could it be any worse than Zoo? I think not.

  4. Nisha D. says:

    “Chicago PD” – that’s really padding his resume I think… it was a crossover episode with SVU!

  5. Morisot says:

    I didn’t realize politicians had brains…

  6. Susan says:

    This sounds terrible. I don’t know why he left Law and Order:SVU.

  7. Jeri says:

    Could be good. I hope the Kings have control over the cast so we don’t get a TGW effect of changing/recasting the show after we grow attached.

  8. kay says:

    The Kings are leaving Good Wife for this…Good Luck.