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