[CBS Press Release]
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER HALLE BERRY STARS IN “EXTANT,” A NEW SUMMER SERIES PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 2014 9PM ON CBS
EXTANT, a new 13-episode serialized drama, is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.
EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
“There's only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen EXTANT to expand her illustrious career,” said Steven Spielberg. “As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her.”
“Halle is the type of award-winning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as EXTANT,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. “Her talent and ability to immerse herself into every performance has created memorable roles that have resonated with audiences everywhere. It’s a big coup for CBS to have Halle star in her first television series, especially with such an exciting original concept and a role layered with mystery and humanity.”
“I'm always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium. For five months a year I'll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year I'll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one,” said Halle Berry. “I've found amazing partners in CBS's Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.”
EXTANT Episode 2 "Extinct": MOLLY UNCOVERS DETAILS OF HER MYSTERIOUS PREGNANCY AND LEARNS DISTURBING INFORMATION ABOUT ANOTHER SOLO MISSION, ON “EXTANT,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
“Extinct” – After Molly collapses and experiences a vision of her encounter on the Seraphim, Sam agrees to give her an ultrasound so she can learn more about her mysterious pregnancy. Also, Molly tracks down Kryger and he reveals the disturbing details of his own solo mission that the International Space Exploration Agency (ISEA) is keeping secret, on EXTANT, Wednesday, July 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
SERIES REGULARS: Halle Berry (Molly Woods) Goran Visnjic (John Woods) Pierce Gagnon (Ethan Woods) Hiroyuki Sanada (Hideki Yasumoto) Michael O’Neill (Alan Sparks) Grace Gummer (Julie Gelineau) Camryn Manheim (Sam Barton).
GUEST CAST: Maury Sterling (Gordon Kern) Annie Wershing (Femi Dodd) Brad Beyer (Harmon Kryger) Anne Ramsay (Laurie Vinson) Tami Roman (Cass Hendy) Sergio Harford (Marcus Rawlins) Jonathan Craig Williams (Bill Hendy) Alisha Boe (Brynn Hendy) Kevin Ryan (Balloon Vendor) Rick Kelly (Segers) Kenzo Lee (Tech)