As several prominent cable and network television wind down for the summer, it provides an opportunity for counter-programming options during lazy days of pleasure. One of the shows looking to capitalize is the sci-fi drama, Extant that marks the first television partnership between Oscar winners Halle Berry and Steven Spielberg.
The show follows a female astronaut (Berry) who returns home to her family after a year in outer space inexplicably pregnant. She tries to reconnect with her family upon her return trying to make sense of experiences that lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
On the surface, the premise sounds a lot like it will go down the path of The Astronaut’s Wife but knowing Spielberg, surely there will be some surprises. The series marks Berry’s debut as the lead in a drama series; she co-starred in the short-lived Who’s the Boss spin-off, Living Doll back in 1989.
Extant is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers.
Extant premieres on CBS on July 2nd, 2014.
Check out some clips from the show below: