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Halle Berry gives TV a shot with CBS’s “Extant,” which boasts executive producer credit by Steven Spielberg. How much Spielberg actually contributes to the show is kind of irrelevant, since the show will be selling his name almost as much as they sell Berry’s. Kinda like how every show where J.J. Abrams just glances at is now a “J.J. Abrams show.” You get the idea.
Anyhoo, not a lot to see here, just a quickie teaser with no footage, even though the show is scheduled to premiere in the summer, which means production is already in full swing. Weird that I haven’t really heard much about it until now.
An astronaut (Berry) returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She 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.
The cast includes Halle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, Camryn Manheim, and Hiroyuki Sanada, who seems to be making a major go at American TV, with roles here and in Syfy’s “The Thing”-esque show “Helix.”
Coming this summer on CBS.