CBS brings its own version of a futuristic drama series where man is the machine with its new show Intelligence. Lost's Josh Holloway plays Gabriel, a man who is organically connected to the world's information grid (telephone, internet, and satellite) using a chip implanted into his brain. From tapping into satellite feeds to hacking into enemy systems, Gabriel can mentally process any type of Intel, making him the perfect government agent.
One of the ways he shows off his new abilities in the First Look video is his use of facial recognition. Just by taking one look at a person, he can visually pull up every documented record of their life - criminal records, text messages, test scores, and the like. Described as a "super spy who has a unique superpower" by Executive Producer Tripp Vinson, Gabriel is the all American hero that doesn't always play by the rules.
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In order to protect this chip from outside forces (as well as Gabriel's reckless behavior), Secret Service Agent Riley Neal (Meghan Ory) is hired for the job. While their chemistry is professional from the looks of the premiere, the producers hint that their relationship will get more personal. Under the supervision of the cyber agency's director Lilian Strand, (Marg Helgenberger) the team is taken on missions that span the globe. They encounter everything from crazy viruses to ingestible explosives. Intelligence promises plenty of action, cool high tech visuals, and international intrigue as we follow the first human super computer and his government agent.
In the season premiere, Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy, the scientist who created Gabriel's chip, is kidnapped by people who possess a similar computer chip. Gabriel and his team must get to the doctor first before he's forced to implant the chip into someone else.
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The special premiere of Intelligence airs on Tuesday January 7 at 9pm on CBS. Then it moves to its regular timeslot, Mondays at 10pm.
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