May 15, 2013

Tradecraft: CBS Picks Up Intelligence

CBS has officially picked up the spy pilot Intelligence to series. No relation to the Canadian series of the same name, this Intelligence stars Josh Holloway (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Basically, it looks like Chuck played straight. Or, as co-star Marg Helgenberger puts it, "It's James Bond meets Frankenstein meets Mission: Impossble." Well, that description certainly has my attention! "It's The Six Million Dollar Man for the Information Age," adds Executive Producer René Echevarria, and that kind of sounds a bit more accurate. Holloway plays a secret agent who has a microchip implanted in his brain that gives him the power to do basically everything, from the looks of this trailer. Hm, I don't know... I like Holloway, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt, but his powers look ridiculously over-the-top. I was never a Green Lantern fan because his superpower was also basically unlimited. But at least the stuff he pulled out of thin air had to be green! Still, "James Bond meets Frankenstein?" That does sound pretty cool. Intelligence debuts mid-season on Mondays at 10. Here's the behind-the-scenes trailer.

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