Steven Speilberg’s New Sci-Fi “Exant” Sees Halle Berry As ‘The Leading Lady’

Posted on Oct 5 2013 - 7:00pm by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

Halle Berry hasn’t had her new baby yet and she’s booking jobs still!! The legendary Director, Steven Speilberg has produced a brand new sci-fi series entitled “Extant” and Halle Berry has landed the lead role. The series is set to air on CBS next summer. We’re hearing that CBS has picked up 13-episodes for next summer. Congrats to her for staying relevant and WORKING!!!

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According to Deadline:

“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.”

Steven talked about Halle’s casting saying:

“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.”

Halle’s statement about the new role:

“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.”

CBS entertainment President Nina Tassler stated:

“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.”


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  • http://TractHerTrailHer.com/ Meiqua

    I guess it’s back to work soon as her six weeks are up!

  • twanatells

    I swear this woman never ages

    • http://TractHerTrailHer.com/ Meiqua

      Not one bit!!!