CBS revealed that the Oscar winner, Halle Berry will be starring in Steven Spielberg’s futuristic TV drama Extant. This will be her first TV endeavour.
Berry will play an astronaut who returns home and tries to reconnect with her family after a year-long mission in outer space.
But it is soon learned that her solo adventures away from Earth will have a deep impact on humanity and change the course of history.
The network has signed a two-year first-look production deal with the show’s makers and the series has been slated for a 13-episode run in a straight-to-series order.
“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,” Berry said in a statement. “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.”
“I’ve 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,” she added.
Steven Spielberg has given his opinion:
“There’s only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen Extant to expand her illustrious career,” said Spielberg. “As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her.”