Being pioneers in telecasting latest shows in the ‘Fresh From The U.S.’ slot, AXN (a part of the MSM network) is bringing two of the most talked-about shows, namely, Limitless starring Bradley Cooper as well as the latest season of the New-York version of Sherlock, Elementary, premiering this weekend on AXN & AXN HD. With the new exquisite lineup of shows, AXN continues its promise to keep its viewers updated with shows currently trending in the U.S. over the weekends.
Based on the 2011 blockbuster film by the same name, Bradley Cooper starrer Limitless is one of the most anticipated crime-drama shows of 2015. With an impressive rating of 8 out of 10 on IMDB, this critically acclaimed show features Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter as the leads and is produced by Academy Award winner Bradley Cooper himself who also continues his role from the movie. In the show, protagonist Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT. He is then forced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. The show has been very well received in the U.S. and across the globe, with its premiere episode being viewed by over 17.6 million people in the first 2 weeks of its release in the USA.
In India, Limitless premieres on 21st November, and can be watched every Saturday at 11pm only on AXN.
After adding to the thrill quotient of Saturdays, the latest season of Elementary is all set to make Sunday television viewing even more exciting. Starring Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, Elementary is the modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks NYPD’s most impossible cases. Elementary Season 3 finale left things in a fairly dark place for Sherlock & Watson. Now, in Season 4, Holmes and Watson must rely upon one another to rebuild their lives, notwithstanding the untimely return of Sherlock’s estranged but wealthy father, Morland Holmes (John Noble).
Saurabh Yagnik, Executive Vice-President and Business Head, Sony PIX & AXN India:
“AXN offers the widest range of shows across diverse genres like premium reality, crime, and edgy drama. We are home to the most iconic shows and characters. In order to cater to the TG who seeks new and latest content that airs day-and-date with the U.S., we had created a specific slot – ‘Fresh From The U.S.’ – wherein we have been programming the freshest shows and their latest seasons over the weekends. This exclusive slot is a perfect getaway for viewers to experience new, fresh stories, never-seen-before on Indian Television. With premieres of iconic shows like Limitless and Elementary (Season 4), we continue to live up to the brand promise of providing a thrilling entertainment experience.”