Everything You Need To Know Before The BrainDead Premiere

Something strange is happening in Washington.

Something strange is happening in Washington.

Between the lobbying, the back-stabbing, and the schmoozing, the nation's capital has always played by its own rules. But things have never quite been like this.

Click through to learn everything you need to know about BrainDead before the series premieres on June 13 at 10/9c on CBS.
Laurel Healy isn't your average staffer.

Laurel Healy isn't your average staffer.

The daughter of an iconic Democratic Party politician, Laurel Healy has never been one for political games, herself. Instead, she's spent the last few years scraping together funds for her next documentary. However, limited resources and expensive student loans have brought her back to the last place she thought she'd ever wind up working: Constituent Affairs for her brother, Democratic Senator Luke Healy, on Capitol Hill.
Laurel's brother is a big deal.

Laurel's brother is a big deal.

Luke Healy, Laurel's laced-up older brother, has made quite a name for himself amongst fellow Democrats. The ambitious politician currently wields his power as the Senate Whip, and he has no intention of being pushed around. At the same time, he's got a soft side—especially when it comes to his baby sister. 
Not all staffers remain on their side of the aisle.

Not all staffers remain on their side of the aisle.

Meet Gareth Ritter, the wickedly charming Legislative Director for Republican Senator Red Wheatus. While he's on the conservative side of the spectrum, Gareth may be one of the last people in Washington who'll express a willingness to compromise (at least behind closed doors). Of course, his open-mindedness could be connected to a certain fresh-faced staffer on the left who has caught his eye.
Dealing with constituents comes with unique challenges.

Dealing with constituents comes with unique challenges.

Throughout her tenure in this new position, Laurel will encounter everyone from friendly, concerned citizens to full-blown conspiracy theorists. Oh, and at least one chocolate dog.
Partisan politics are in full-swing.

Partisan politics are in full-swing.

While politicians from either side of the aisle were once inclined to hash out solutions over drinks, today's legislators choose to abide strictly by party lines—even if it means risking a federal government shutdown.
People can change—and rapidly.

People can change—and rapidly.

Senator Red Wheatus hasn't been known for leading the healthiest lifestyle, but something in him changes overnight. Is it just a phase, or is there something more sinister driving his transformation?

Watch the BrainDead series premiere on Monday, June 13 at 10/9c on CBS.