The first casting news is here for the much talked about series “Extant,” and it’s pretty huge. Variety reports that Halle Berry will take her first major TV series role for the show from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television.
In “Extant” Berry will play an astronaut returning from a year-long solo space mission who tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.
“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,” Berry said. “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.”
Spielberg, writer Mickey Fisher, Greg Walker, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank will exec produce with Berry as co-exec producer. CBS Studios International will distribute worldwide.
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