“Extant” Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Re-Entry” airs on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. Award-winning Hollywood actress Halle Berry stars in her first ever television role in the sci-fi thriller “Extant.” Members of the ensemble cast include Goran Visnjic (“ER”), Pierce Gagnon (“One Tree Hill”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“LOST”), Camryn Manheim (“Ghost Whisperer”), Grace Gummer (“The Newsroom”) and Michael O’Neill (“Bates Motel”). Read on to learn more about CBS’ “Extant,” including spoilers for the upcoming Season 1 Premiere.
CBS’s newest sci-fi thriller drama is created by Mickey Fisher. It is executively produced by Stephen Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank through Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. “Extant” will join Spielberg’s roster of the current TV series that he produced including TNT’s “Falling Skies,” CBS’ “Under the Dome” and the upcoming “Red Band Society” on FOX.
This indeed will mark Halle Berry’s first ever television role after starring in several high-profile and blockbuster Hollywood films. The sci-fi theme isn’t knew for Berry. She previously had some notable roles in the “X-Men” franchise as Ororo Munroe/Storm and Patience Phillips/Catwoman in “Catwoman,” Bond Girl Jinx in “Die Another Day.” She has won several awards and nominations for her roles in “Monster’s Ball,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” and “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
Spielberg voiced out his excitement in working with the “incredible” actress who will bring “a deep authenticity to her role” in order to expand her already high-profile career. Berry expressed her interest in playing the role of Molly Woods in “Extant.”
“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. 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,” said Berry in the Variety article.
Berry added that she has “found amazing partners in CBS’s Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.”
SPOILER ALERT: “Extant” Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Re-Entry” is directed by Allen Coulter and written by Mickey Fisher.
“Extant” is about the journey of Molly Woods. Molly is an “intelligent but vulnerable” astronaut who did a 13-month solo mission on space. Molly returns to her loving husband, John (Goran Visnjic), and their kid, Ethan (Pierre Gagnon). Little did they know, Molly became mysteriously pregnant when she returned.
After her return, Molly will continue to struggle her complicated role as the mother of the robot kid John built and the “organism” that she brought to Earth. John will try to help her find some answers about her pregnancy. Molly, on the other hand, will learn how her previous experiences in space might affect Earth and the entire human race.
They will be joined by Hiroyuki Sanada, Camryn Manheim, Grace Gummer (“The Newsroom”) and Michael O’Neill. Other recurring cast members include Annie Wersching, Sergio Harford, Tessa Ferrer and Tyler Hilton.
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