So, I didn't see this anywhere else. I wasn't sure if it should go in the Drama or the Sci-Fi section, but the major conceit is pretty science-fictiony. A 13 episode first season will air on CBS Mondays from 10:00-11:00pm starting in 2014. Official description is as follows:
Josh Holloway (Lost) stars in the dramatic thriller as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies.
Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol.
Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon.Michael Seitzman,
René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson, and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
And a behind the scenes/fall preview is here.
Initial impressions are that it contains three of my favorite things: Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory (who was criminally underused in Once Upon a Time this season), and spy fiction. Second impressions are that it smacks of Chuck as a drama (technologically augmented male lead, badass female minder) or a Six Million Dollar Man for the information age (Combine your SIGINT and your HUMINT into one Josh Holloway-shaped package!). It would be nice to see an actual trailer, but there's your basic conceit.
Between this and SHIELD, the 2013 Fall season seems to have something for 3D holographic reconstructions. Hey, they are pretty.
I will also say that the fairly ridiculous technobabble is likely to get tiring if overused.
Edited by Mars477, May 16, 2013 @ 9:15 PM.