It was announced today by CBS that Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star in "Extant," a serialized drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. The series got a straight-to-series order and is scheduled to air in summer 2014.
According to CBS, Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. 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,” Steven Spielberg said in the statement issued by the network. “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.”
Berry won an Oscar in 2002 for her starring role in “Monster’s Ball.” Her additional feature film credits include playing Storm in the “X-Men” franchise, including the seventh installment, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” to be released in 2014 and she also starred in the James Bond film “Die Another Day,” as Jinx.
Berry started this year starring in the successful feature film thriller, “The Call,” for Sony/Screen Gems. Berry’s successes on television include her critically acclaimed and award winning role in HBO’s movie, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” which earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award and her critically praised performance starring in the Oprah Winfrey produced "Their Eyes Were Watching God," which earned her both an Emmy and Golden Globe Award nomination.