CBS’ latest drama series orders for the 2015-16 TV season include a spinoff, two movie adaptations and a documentary-turned-TV drama.
Having already declared Supergirl ready for takeoff, the Eye network on Thursday ordered to series the dramas Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Rush Hour, Limitless and Code Black.
Descriptions with casting are as follows:
CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS
WRITER: Erica Messer
OTHER EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
CAST: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James Williams; Anna Gunn appeared in the planted pilot but is not continuing with the series, sources tell TVLine.
Filmed as a Criminal Minds episode that aired Feb. 8, the spinoff focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.
WRITERS: Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick
OTHER EPs: Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold and director Jon Turteltaub
CAST: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia, Wendie Malick
Based on the 1998 feature film, it follows a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who is assigned to a case in Los Angeles, where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
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WRITER: Craig Sweeny
OTHER EPs: Director Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman
CAST: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Based on the 2011 feature film starring Cooper, the series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
WRITER: Michael Seitzman
OTHER EPs: Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and director David Semel
CAST: Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzman, Melanie Kannokada, Harry M. Ford, Ben Hollingsworth and William Allen Young
Inspired by the festival award-winning documentary of the same name, this medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation – L.A. County Hospital – where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Which of these new CBS dramas are you most anticipating?