Michael O’Neill, who’s been so chillingly great during this season of “Bates Motel,” is next going to be seen on CBS in “Extant,” and the part of his character’s daughter will be played by soon-to-be ex-“Grey’s Anatomy” co-star Tessa Ferrer.
Per TV Guide, Ferrer (who is singer Debby Boone’s daughter and also related to actors José, Miguel, and Rafael Ferrer) will recur as Katie Sparks, an over-achieving astronaut and the offspring of O’Neill’s Alan Sparks, who serves as the director of the ISEA.
Ferrer (pictured) currently plays Leah Murphy on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” but won’t be returning next season so the timing couldn’t be better for her transition from scrubs to spacesuit.
“Extant” premieres on Wednesday, July 9th, at 9/8c on CBS.
“EXTANT” is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is 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.
Goran Visnjic portrays John, Molly’s husband; Pierce Gagnon plays their son, Ethan; Louis Gossett, Jr., plays Quinn, Molly’s father; and Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O’Neill and Grace Gummer also co-star. Guest stars include Josh Malina as Dr. Scott Beck, the lead doctor in an emergency room of the near future.
“Extant” 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 serve as executive producers. Halle Berry serves as co-executive producer.
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