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EXTANT (2014): Halle Berry cast in Speilberg Produced CBS TV Show

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Halle Berry cast in Extant. The casting of Halle Berry in Extant (2014) answers the question of who will play the female lead character in the CBS TV show. Halle Berry will portray a female astronaut in the Steven Spielberg produced, 13 episode sci-fi drama.

On Halle Berry’s role in Extant:

Extant…centers on an astronaut (Berry) 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.

On the people behind the scenes Extant:

[F]rom Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and CBS Studios…Extant is executive produced by Spielberg, showrunner Greg Walker, creator Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Adam Rodin is co-producing the project.

Steve Spielberg and CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler on Halle Berry’s casting:

‘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.’ Added CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, ‘Halle is the type of award-winning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as Extant.

On the rewards borne from Halle Berry’s Extant commitment at CBS:

Berry and her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, have entered into a two-year, first-look production deal with CBS TV Studios.

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.”

Extant will be paired with the other Spielberg produced sci-fi drama Under the Dome “to form a Steven Spielberg night” on CBS next summer.

A few Halle Berry images:

Halle Berry Smiling

Halle Berry Smiling


Halle Berry Vibe Vixen

Halle Berry Vibe Vixen


Halle Berry Cleavage

Halle Berry Cleavage


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