Justin Lin's 'Scorpion' premieres on CBS

Action drama series follows a crime-fighting team of super-geniuses

Almost forgot to mention the new CBS drama Scorpion premieres tonight. Produced by Justin Lin (who also directed the pilot episode), and inspired by a true story, the show is about an eccentric genius and a team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.

Scorpion's series premiere is the first TV pilot episode directed by Justin Lin, who said he wanted to try something completely different after exiting his four-film tour of duty on the Fast & Furious franchise (though tonight's episode does indeed include a crazy action sequence involving cars).

Here's an extended trailer for the show:

The show's starring cast includes Elyes Gabel as team leader Walter O'Brien, a genius with the fourth-highest IQ ever measured, and Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn, a mechanical expert.

Scorpion airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.

More here: Scorpion: Fast and the Furious Director Justin Lin on Tackling His First TV Pilot

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