Wednesday May 27, 2020

The secret life of Walter O'Brien eccentric genius' and now TV star

CBS is preparing to air a new primetime drama based on the story of brilliant misfit' Irishman Walter O'Brien. Niall Stanage reports.

31st August, 2014
Walter O'Brien: the tech expert's life is being made into a TV mini-series by CBS in America Picture: Getty

An Irish-born tech expert is hoping that a new prime-time US TV series based on his life can make computer science fashionable, just as the hit CSI franchise has popularised forensic science.

Scorpion will begin its Stateside run on CBS on September 22. The TV network describes it as a “high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits”.

The real-life Walter O’Brien, who spent his first years...

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