This is her first series regular role in a quarter-century.
Additionally, Berry and her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas,
have entered into a two-year, first-look production deal with CBS TV
Studios. Extant, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV
and CBS Studios, 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.
“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.”