Halle Berry Elucidate Significance of Extant [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
Halle Berry Elucidate Significance of Extant [WATCH VIDEO]

CBS’s new science fiction drama entitled “Extant” premieres July 9, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. The sci-fi drama from executive producer Steven Spielberg revolves around an astronaut named Molly Woods, played by Academy Award winner Halle Berry. Molly comes back from alone outer space mission mysteriously heavy with child. Read on for MNG’s report on “Extant” to know more about its meaning and series plot.

Recently, Halle Berry opened up to THR about the atypical title “Extant,” which has caused some bewilderment among cast members. “Extant” premiered on June 16, 2014 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Some cast members disclosed they had no hint about the meaning of title.


Annie Wersching said that she should know the definition and meaning of this word. However, she doesn’t know yet. Wersching plays the character of Femi Dodd, an opponent of Molly’s scientist husband, John Wood (Goran Visnjic). Michael O’Neill, who plays the head of the international space exploration agency Alan Sparks, stated that extant is an atypical word which means trying to survive.

When he started his acting career he was advised to begin with the title of the project, which impelled O’Neill to find out the meaning of “extant” early on in the filming process. Molly’s alcoholic father played by Louis Gossett Jr. guessed the definition stating, that extant is the formation of a new life.  Molly goes to space and comes back expectant hence, she’s an extant.

According to Berry, extant means “to be in existence. The name is great because that’s what our show is about is fighting to stay alive,” revealed Berry to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Extant” which is set in an ultramodern world where restroom mirrors spin into digital touch screens and robotic kids are widespread, creator Mickey Fisher also stated that there’s an aspect of endurance and element of fortitude. The series revolves around the expedition for survival after an alien species tries to take over the globe.

“At the end of the day, we are going to be fighting for humanity to exist,” “I don’t think there could be a better title actually,” added Berry in The Hollywood Reporter.

Don’t forget to watch “Extant” on July 9, 2014 at 9 p.m. on CBS. And that’s it for MNG’s “Extant” update. For more details coming up about the “Extant,” including spoilers and recaps of the science fiction drama, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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