Aliens In Washington: Aaron Tveit Joins Cast Of CBS’ Comedy BrainDead

Credit: USA Network
Credit: USA Network

Aaron Tveit is coming back to TV.

And this time he’s fighting hordes of alien possessed politicians (no, it’s not Donald Trump).

After leaving the recently cancelled Graceland, Tveit landed the role as Danny Zuko in Fox’s Grease Live!, which should be interesting to see.

His most recently won role, however, is the one that is most interesting.

According to TVLine, Tveit has been giving the leading male role in BrainDead.

BrainDead is comedy being developed for CBS by The Good Wife team of Robert and Michelle King. It’s being described as a “comic thriller”, which should be an interesting genre blend.

The show has already cast its female lead in the show with Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Winstead will play Laurel who is “a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer whose first job in Washington, D.C. leads her to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.”

How…How would anyone tell the difference?


Tveit will be playing Gareth who is described as a “a Republican operative whose wit is only trumped by his pragmatism. The Legislative Director to a top Republican senator, Gareth is smart, hard-working and ultimately responsible for helping to save the world.”

So it looks like Laurel and Gareth will have to battle political ideologies and (apparently) romantic attraction as they try to save the world from brain eating aliens.

In short, what everyone expects when they take a job on Capitol Hill. Everyone is just waiting to learn about the aliens.

Or is that just me?

BrainDead is scheduled for release in the summer of 2016 on CBS.

So we’ll see how the show will do in time, though with Tveit involved? I may be more inclined to check it out.

Bec Heim