CBS Puts in an Order for Extant

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CBS Puts in An Order for ExtantIt’s been awhile since last there was any talk of writer Mickey Fisher’s sci-fi thriller Extant, but news has come and it’s very good! Read on for all the details that remain in existence! Dig it!

According to Deadline, after making waves in the marketplace, the spec script Extant from new writer Mickey Fisher and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television has landed at CBS with a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes to air next summer. On CBS “Extant” will join another serialized sci-fi drama from Amblin TV, “Under The Dome,” which was recently renewed for next summer after a breakout freshman run. Broadcast, basic and premium cable networks were all heavily pursuing “Extant,” which hit the market a couple of weeks ago.

“Extant,” which CBS TV Studios will co-produce with Amblin TV, is a futuristic 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. “Extant is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script,Our partnership with Amblin for ‘Under the’ Dome showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with ‘Extant’ and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television.

Spielberg, who not always lends his name to Amblin series, is executive producing “Extant” with Greg Walker, who serves as showrunner, Fisher, Fisher’s manager Brooklyn Weaver and Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The series will be distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International. Like “Under The Dome,” which streams on Amazon four days after the CBS premiere, “Extant” will likely too get a short-window digital distribution deal.

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