First Look: The BrainDead Series Premiere

Welcome to the family business.

Welcome to the family business.

When Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns home to Washington D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino), on Capitol Hill, she is caught in the midst of two huge problems: The government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of Congress members and Hill staffers.

Watch the series premiere of BrainDead, "The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century," on Monday, June 13 at 10/9c
Luke greets Laurel during a party.

Luke greets Laurel during a party.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Laurel tries to wrap her mind around constituent case work at her brother's office.

Laurel tries to wrap her mind around constituent case work at her brother's office.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub) wasn't expecting visitors in his office.

Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub) wasn't expecting visitors in his office.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Gareth Ritter (Aaron Tveit) maneuvering for his boss, Senator Wheatus.

Gareth Ritter (Aaron Tveit) maneuvering for his boss, Senator Wheatus.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Laurel makes a troubling discovery.

Laurel makes a troubling discovery.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Laurel and Luke have a heart-to-heart conversation.

Laurel and Luke have a heart-to-heart conversation.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Senator Wheatus ponders his next move.

Senator Wheatus ponders his next move.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Laurel and Gareth try to broker a peace.

Laurel and Gareth try to broker a peace.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
As a senator, Luke gets called into work at all odd hours.

As a senator, Luke gets called into work at all odd hours.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
A rare dialogue between rival senators.

A rare dialogue between rival senators.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Laurel and Gareth meet in Senator Wheatus' office.

Laurel and Gareth meet in Senator Wheatus' office.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)
Gareth consults with a refreshed Senator Wheatus.

Gareth consults with a refreshed Senator Wheatus.

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" (Episode 1, Season 1 of BrainDead)

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