AXN to premiere 'BrainDead'; will air back-to-back seasons of 'Madam Secretary'

MUMBAI: AXN India is all set to premiere BrainDead starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and three time Emmy winning actor, Tony Shalhoub on 2 July at 10 pm. The show is clever, brisk, and compelling; it’s a perfect blend of political satire and dark comedy.

This series is about Laurel Healy, portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of congress members and Hill staffers. The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic Whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus. Her other allies include Gustav, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle, a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the otherworldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

The channel will also air Madam Secretary, an American political drama series showcases the journey of the protagonist, Elizabeth McCord, a college professor and an ex CIA analyst who is suddenly given charge as The U.S. Secretary of State.

Created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman, back to back seasons of the series is all set to keep viewers entertained on AXN India , Monday to Friday at 10 pm. The People’s Choice Award nominated series stars the critically acclaimed Tea Leoni essaying the protagonist Elizabeth McCord.

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