Is Halle Berry’s star power hot enough for television? According to Deadline, the Academy Award winner is set to star in Extant, a sci-fi series produced by Steven Spielberg. Set for a summer 2014 premiere, the story will focus on an astronaut (Berry) who struggles to reconnect with her husband and son after a year-long space expedition. Her experiences on and off earth will trigger a major shift in human history.
“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,” she says in a statement. “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.”
Steven Spielberg, whose creations are always exciting and bigger than ever, is equally excited to start work on the CBS drama.
“There’s only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen Extant to expand her illustrious career. 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.”
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