Relativity Television has partnered with Georgeville Television and actor/producer Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) for Limitless, a scripted TV series based on Relativity’s hit 2011 movie starring and executive produced by Cooper. Cooper will executive produce the drama series, with the film’s producers Leslie Dixon and Scott Kroopf serving as co-executive producers. The announcement will be made at the upcoming MIPCOM market in Cannes where Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh will give a keynote speech on Tuesday. “Limitless is the perfect example of Relativity’s multi-platform approach to creating quality content,” he said. Added Georgeville TV CEO Marc Rosen, “The film has an organic natural extension into a compelling and sophisticated one-hour drama that is both a thrill-ride and a social commentary.”
The Limitless feature, which starred Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish, is a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life. (Watch the trailer below) The film opened as No. 1 at the U.S. box office on its way to grossing over $160 million worldwide and subsequently sold over 2 million home video units.
The Limitless series is part of Relativity’s expansion into scripted television. It joins the green light at National Geographic Channel the company just received for its first scripted series, drama Act of Valor, also based on a Relativity feature. The scripted series complement Relativity’s expansive unscripted portfolio, which Includes 17 series currently on air, Including MTV hit Catfish, an offshoot from the Relativity documentary feature.