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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in CBS Comic-Thriller 'BrainDead'

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, star of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "The Thing," will headline the CBS comic-thriller "BrainDead."

Created by "The Good Wife" team of Robert and Michelle King, the 2016 summer series centers on Laurel (Winstead), the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C., but is pulled back to help run her brother's Senate office. Now entrenched behind the scenes of Capitol Hill, Laurel discovers two things: that the government has stopped working, and alien spawn have eaten the brains of a rising number of congressmen and their staff.

Winstead most recently starred on A&E's short-lived supernatural drama "The Returned."

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"BrainDead" hails from CBS Television Studios, Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions, which collaborated on "The Good Wife."

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