The trailer for the new fall CBS TV series Scorpion is out and the series “inspired by a true story” features a team of brilliant nerds joining up with Homeland Security to battle cyber-bullies. The cast is led by Elyes Gabel (aka The Hot, British Scientist Guy in World War Z) who portrays an eccentric genius named Walter O’Brien with a team of socially awkward prodigies played by Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Dad, American Pie), Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham.
What we learn from the trailer: Katherine McPhee’s character is a waitress and the mom of a budding young boy prodigy who is noticed by Gabel. Her character evokes Linda Lavin in Alice and later, Sandra Bullock in Speed when she starts stunt driving a beat-up red Volkswagen Golf with Gabel by her side.
Will sparks fly between McPhee and Gabel? Chances seem good, but you’ll have to wait until Monday nights this fall to see how it all pans out.