Game of Thrones star plays Walter in the new TV drama
'Scorpion' – named after Walter O'Brien's company, which was in turn called after his 'hacker' name – will launch in a prime time slot on US network CBS on September 22.
It is produced by Kurtzman & Orci, the makers of blockbusters such as 'Transformers', 'Spiderman', and 'Star Trek', and is directed by Justin Lin, famed for his work on 'Fast & Furious'.
'Scorpion' revolves around Wexford-born eccentric cyber genius Walter, played by 'Game of Thrones' star Elyes Gabel, who operating under the hacker name 'Scorpion', recruits an international network of super geniuses to form the last line of defence against the complex cyber threats of the modern age.
The drama is an insight into the world of the super-smart and how they pool their talents to learn and work together to benefit society.