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CBS' "Extant"

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Plot:
Academy Award winner Halle Berry will star in EXTANT, a serialized drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. In August, the CBS Television Network announced a straight-to-series order for EXTANT, to be broadcast in summer 2014.

In a thrilling drama, 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,” 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 award-winning 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. It’s 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.”

“I'm 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 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,” said Halle Berry. “I've found amazing partners in CBS's 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 Goldsmith-Thomas, have entered into a two-year, first look production deal with CBS Television Studios.

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.

EXTANT is a co-production 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 co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

Trailer:

EXTANT premieres July 9th.
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  • randy ortonrandy orton PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I liked the Pilot.

    Ganda ng set up ng mga storyline at mystery.

    Parang Resurrection lang na nagbabalik ang mga presumed dead na.
  • Watched this with decent expectations, and I wasn't impressed.

    [CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]although I found her whole reaction to the alien on the ship completely unbelievable. Wouldn't seeing your dead loved one make you even less likely to open the door than a total stranger (or alien for that matter)? I couldn't believe she just opened the door without talking or screaming or anything. Completely crazy.[/CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]

    and btw Is Hiroyuki Sanada the no.1 choice for Jap scientist or shadowy corporation member roles in sci-fi? For a moment I thought Helix was back to haunt me.:lol:
  • MrSinisterMrSinister PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I thought the pilot was interesting
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    sTaRter_01 wrote: »
    Watched this with decent expectations, and I wasn't impressed.

    [CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]although I found her whole reaction to the alien on the ship completely unbelievable. Wouldn't seeing your dead loved one make you even less likely to open the door than a total stranger (or alien for that matter)? I couldn't believe she just opened the door without talking or screaming or anything. Completely crazy.[/CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]

    and btw Is Hiroyuki Sanada the no.1 choice for Jap scientist or shadowy corporation member roles in sci-fi? For a moment I thought Helix was back to haunt me.:lol:

    LOL, so true. :laugh:
  • @J5bata: yup even Hiroyuki clothes is highly similar in Helix. (that Fleeced Jacket) ha ha..
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    We can technically also count his earlier role from Revenge Season 1 (before it was recasted with the guy from Mortal Kombat), mysterious CEO who knows swordfighting, ninja skills, and well, you know the usual Asian cliches. :lol:
  • ^^Haha Nice I recall that in Revenge he is the sleezy corporate japanese mentor of Emily.

    So its Confirm that Hiroyuki Sanada is indeed No.1 :lol:
  • bitwisebitwise PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ Be easy on the Jap guy. I mean how else can he get work in US TV? :)

    Anyway, I liked the pilot and would be following this series.

    That robot kid is creepy. Can't Halle just burn it or maybe pour some soda to its battery socket? :P
  • Watching this atm. Really interesting.
  • boykrissyboykrissy PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Nakakaaliw siyang panoorin. Ganda ni Halle Berry tho.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Buti nagkaalaman na. :D
  • Ganda ng last episode, ep 5! Halle Berry is just so good.
  • topnotch97topnotch97 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    akala ko season finale coz of 2 hr episode. pero next week pa pala. 2 hour episode finale next week.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    topnotch97 wrote: »
    akala ko season finale coz of 2 hr episode. pero next week pa pala. 2 hour episode finale next week.

    Season finale will be on 17th September
  • raikou_99raikou_99 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    So, is this going to be renewed?
  • somuchwinsomuchwin PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Tumigil na ko manood, pero I just wanna know kung sinong tatay ng baby ni Molly? and anong kinalaman ng "extinction"? haha! thankssss
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Last two episodes picked up the pace and raised the stakes. And Ethan is getting even more creepier by the episode.

    @somuchwin: Ginawang host si Molly ng isang alien spore para doon madevelop iyung alien-baby na gustong maacquire ni Yasumoto para sa hangaring maging imortal siya. Alam na pala ng mga nakatataas ang kababalaghan at sadyang pinapunta nila si Molly sa space para essentially gawin siyang bait.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Oh crap...Shizzles just got real. Somehow, the dude from Dollhouse retrieved the Iruna
    with Katie coming out alive and possibly not herself
    .
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Yey, show's back for a second season! :D
  • I'm actually surprised that CBS renewed this low-rated expensive show from Steven Spielberg. Oh wait, it's Steven Spielberg so, I rest my case :lol:
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