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Extant: Season 2
Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star in EXTANT a serialized drama from Steven Spielbergs Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. In August the CBS Television Network announced a straighttoseries order for EXTANT to be broa
Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star in EXTANT a serialized drama from Steven Spielbergs Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. In August the CBS Television Network announced a straighttoseries order for EXTANT to be broadcast in summer 2014. In a thrilling drama Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a yearlong 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. Theres only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen EXTANT to expand her illustrious career said Steven 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. Halle is the type of awardwinning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as EXTANT said Nina Tassler President CBS Entertainment. Her talent and ability to immerse herself into every performance has created memorable roles that have resonated with audiences everywhere. Its a big coup for CBS to have Halle star in her first television series especially with such an exciting original concept and a role layered with mystery and humanity. Im 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 Ill get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman and for the remainder of the year Ill continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one said Halle Berry. Ive found amazing partners in CBSs Nina Tassler and Les Moonves and the incredible Steven Spielberg along with his Amblin production team whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled. In addition to EXTANT Berry and her producing partner Elaine GoldsmithThomas have entered into a twoyear first look production deal with CBS Television Studios. Berry won an Oscar in 2002 for her starring role in Monsters Ball. Her additional feature film credits include playing Storm in the XMen franchise including the seventh installment XMen: 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. Berrys successes on television include her critically acclaimed and award winning role in HBOs 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. EXTANT is a coproduction of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg Greg Walker Mickey Fisher who wrote the script Brooklyn Weaver Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as coexecutive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.