After this summer's big hit 'Under The Dome,' CBS has signed on for another sci-fi genre series to air the summer of 2014. The big news about this one is Steven Spielberg is behind the camera with Oscar winner Halle Berry in front of it. Berry will play the part of an a female astronaut that returns home from space after a year-long solo mission who tries to reconnect with her family and everyday life. But, according to the network, "her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history."
“There’s only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen Extant to expand her illustrious career,” Spielberg said. “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.”
"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. “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."”
The 13-episode series will be produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.