Berry and Gagnon Cast for Sci-Fi Series Extant

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Halle Berry and Looper’s young Pierce Gagnon have been cast for Extant, CBS’ new sci-fi series. THR recently reported that Gagnon won the role after a worldwide search.

Extant will tell the story of Molly (Berry), a female astronaut who returns to earth after spending a year in outer space. “The character’s experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.” Ethan, played by Gagnon, will slowly be revealed to be much more than he appears to be. Intriguing…

Steven Spielberg is attached to produce, along with Greg Walker and Mickey Fisher, who penned the script for the CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television effort.

Halle Berry hasn’t had a cinematic hit in quite a while, so it’s probably a smart move to head to the small screen. Considering this is being produced by Spielberg, there’s bound to be some high expectations. The plot definitely sounds mysterious enough, hopefully it proves to be worth a watch.

Extant is set to premiere next summer (U.S. season) on CBS.

Source: THR