Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Cold Case alum Danny Pino is set as a lead opposite Chris Noth and Leven Rambin in Gone, a 12-episode procedural drama series for NBCUniversal International Studios, Germany’s RTL and France’s TF1. The series, which eyes a launch in winter 2017-18, was created by Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) based on Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick.
Gone tells the fictional story of Kit “Kick” Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a famous child-abduction case, and Frank Booth (Noth), the FBI agent who rescued her. Determined never to fall victim again, Kick trains in martial arts and the use of firearms. She finds her calling when Booth persuades her to join a special task force he created dedicated to solving abductions and missing persons cases. Paired with former Army intelligence officer John Bishop (Pino), Kick brings her unique understanding of the mind of a predator. Bishop is initially skeptical about bringing Kick onto the team, but over the course of the season, he will come to appreciate her unique skill-set and they will become a formidable crime-solving duo.
Gone is executive produced by Lopez, NBCU International Studios’ EVP Scripted Programming JoAnn Alfano, former Dexter executive producer Sara Colleton, along with Kim Moses and Barry O’Brien.
Pino most recently starred opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shalhoub in CBS’ critically praised series Braindead. He previously played Detective Nick Amaro on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for multiple seasons, and starred for seven seasons as Detective Scotty Valens on Cold Case. He also recurred on ABC’s Scandal. Pino is repped by ICM Partners and GEF Entertainment.
LAUREL AND HER FRIENDS MAKE A LAST DITCH EFFORT TO PREVENT THE BUGS FROM COMPLETELY TAKING OVER WASHINGTON, D.C., ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
BRAINDEAD concludes with a two-part season finale comprised of back-to-back episodes, Sunday, Sept. 11 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
“Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?” – When Laurel discovers that a senate bill is not what it appears, she implores Luke to help, leading to a dramatic Senate sit-in. Also, Red and Ella battle for control of the bug agenda, and Laurel questions whether or not she should leave Washington, D.C. for good, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, Sept. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis” – Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person’s brain and tests the tactic on her father. Armed with new knowledge, Laurel and Gareth attempt to expel the Queen bug out of Red’s head once and for all, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, Sept. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Can Laurel & Gareth finally expel the bugs from D.C.? Find out! 2-hour season finale #BrainDead 9/11 9PM #CBS
LUKE AND LAUREL RUSH TO UNCOVER RED’S SECRET AGENDA, WHICH IS BURIED IN A MASSIVE NEW BUDGET BILL, ON “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 4
“Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies” – Luke and Laurel rush to uncover Red’s secret agenda, which is buried in a massive new budget bill. Also, Gareth inadvertently witnesses an unsettling bug encounter in Red’s office, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, Sept. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Gareth finally joins “Team Bug!” Can he help Laurel stop the invasion? All New #BrainDead 9/4 10PM #CBS
LAUREL IS FORCED TO WORK WITH AN OLD BOYFRIEND WHEN LUKE ASKS HER TO HELP HIM PUT TOGETHER AN ANTI-WAR DOCUMENTARY, ON “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
“The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes” – Laurel must work alongside an old boyfriend, Ben Valderrama (Michael Zegen), when Luke enlists her help in putting together a political documentary to support his anti-war initiative. Also, Laurel worries about the health of Luke and Germaine’s baby, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, August 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Will sparks fly between Laurel & an old flame? What about Gareth? All New #BrainDead 8/28 10PM #CBS
SENATOR RED WHEATUS HIRES A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR TO DIG INTO THE HEALY’S FAMILY HISTORY, ON “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
“Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. are Discovered and Patched” – Senator Red Wheatus hires a special investigator to dig into the Healy family’s financial and personal history. Also, when Gareth learns some sordid details about Laurel’s romantic past, it puts a strain on their budding relationship, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, August 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Will Laurel’s romantic past ruin her new relationship with Gareth? All New #BrainDead 8/21 10PM #CBS
ROCHELLE AND GUSTAV CAPTURE AND QUESTION A MAN THEY SUSPECT IS INFECTED BY THE BUGS, ON “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, AUGUST
“The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm” – Rochelle and Gustav capture and question a man they suspect is infected by the bugs. Also, Luke and Red face off in a Senate Intelligence meeting about a potential war, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, August 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Rochelle & Gustav catch a live one! Can they get an actual “bug man” to talk? All New #BrainDead 8/14 10PM #CBS
LAUREL IS QUESTIONED ABOUT HER POTENTIAL INVOLVEMENT WITH THE STRANGE HAPPENINGS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON “BRAINDEAD,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
“The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics” – Laurel comes under investigation about her potential involvement with the bug infestation. Also, Gustav and Rochelle discover a unique way to communicate with those infected by the bugs, on BRAINDEAD, Sunday, August 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Laurel is a suspect & Gustav & Rochelle discover a way to communicate w/ the bugs! #BrainDead 8/7 10pm #CBS
LAUREL AND GARETH ARE DRAWN UNEXPECTEDLY CLOSER AS THE BUG INFESTATION CONTINUES TO TAKE OVER WASHINGTON, D.C., ON “BRAINDEAD,” MONDAY, JULY 25
Editor’s note: This description replaces what was previously released.
“Notes Toward A Post-Reagan Theory Of Party Alliance, Tribalist, And Loyalty: Past As Prologue” – Laurel and Gareth are drawn unexpectedly closer as the bug infestation continues to take over Washington, D.C. Also, when the Center for Disease Control has its funding temporarily cut, Luke attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red’s political machinations undermine him at every turn, on BRAINDEAD, Monday, July 25 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Will the bugs come btw Laurel and Gareth or bring them closer together? All New #BrainDead 7/31 9:59PM ET/PT #CBS
LAUREL ASKS HER BROTHER, LUKE, FOR HIS ASSISTANCE TO UNCOVER THE ORIGINS OF THE BUG INVASION, BUT HIS HESITATION HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES, ON “BRAINDEAD,” MONDAY, JULY 18
Emmy Award Winner Margo Martindale Guest Stars as Esteemed Entomologist Dr. Joanne Alaimo
“Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t)” – Laurel asks her brother, Luke, for his help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo (Margo Martindale), a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion. Also, Laurel’s relationship with Anthony takes a drastic turn, on BRAINDEAD, Monday, July 18 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Is Laurel’s new boyfriend a “bug man”? #MargoMartindale guest stars on an all-new #BrainDead 7/24 9:59pm ET/PT #CBS
LAUREL ATTEMPTS TO PERSUADE AN INFECTED FRIEND TO UNDERGO AN MRI IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE REAL CAUSE OF THE STRANGE BEHAVIOR IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON “BRAINDEAD,” MONDAY, JULY 11
“Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate” – Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel’s friend Abby (Brooke Bloom) to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C. Also, Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans, on BRAINDEAD, Monday, July 11 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Can Laurel uncover the true cause of the strange behavior in D.C.? All New #BrainDead 7/11 9:59pm #CBS