This new series is actually based on a real life genius, from Ireland no less. Wexford man Walter O'Brien has a higher IQ than Einstein had, and at just thirteen he was hacking Nasa's computers while the rest of us were still trying to get Mario through the Mushroom Kingdom. Since then he set up Scorpion Computer Services, specialising in international security, and was instrumental in tracking down the Boston bombers back in 2013. O'Brien is currently considered the fourth most intelligent person in the word. His life really does sound like the stuff of TV so it's no wonder this new drama series is based on him!