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CBS' comic-thriller 'BrainDead' starts shooting in New York City

By Karen Butler
CBS' comic-thriller 'BrainDead' starts shooting in New York City
Mary Elizabeth Winstead arrives on the red carpet at the "10 Cloverfield Lane" premiere on March 8, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Production has begun in New York City on BrainDead, a new comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics, CBS announced.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub, Nikki M. James and Johnny Ray Gill, the show is set to premiere this summer.

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The latest brainchild of Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife, follows "a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer getting her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 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," a synopsis said.

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