The political dramedy follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young Washington DC staffer who notices something strange going on with the politicians on Capitol Hill. The cast also includes Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub, and Danny Pino.
[SPOILER ALERT] After the premiere revealed that bugs were eating the brains of various politicians, Robert King told THR that at least one main character may be safe from the parasites:
Laurel is in danger of dying and not being in season two, but we would never do that to Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Some people die from it. Some people who resist, their brain explodes. Usually either your brain is weak enough that you accept it and you’re taken over, or if you resist too much — boom!”
And where exactly do these bugs come from? Winstead said that’s a mysterious the show will continue to explore:
Laurel is challenged in just about every possible way throughout the season — politically, personally, and ways beyond her comprehension. It’s plotted out in a slow burn of trying to figure out what these bugs are, where they come from, and what they do to people. There’s a lot of different conspiracy theories abound before the truth comes out.”
What do you think? Did you watch the premiere of BrainDead? Will you continue to watch the series?