Halle Berry Takes Her Talent (And Beauty) To Television To Star In CBS Drama “Extant”

October 4, 2013  |  


Though summer just ended, you have a reason to look forward to next summer. And it’s not just because of the warm weather and the opportunity to walk the streets half-dressed. You should get excited because Halle Berry is coming to CBS to star in the new drama Extant. 

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios will produce the 13-episode drama. Berry will star as an astronaut who comes home after a year by herself in space, and upon her return, she tries to bond with her husband and son again, but what she goes through in space and at home will for some reason lead to some “history-changing events.”

Yeah, I don’t really get the plot that much either, but I’m sure it will all make sense when the show premieres next summer. Berry issued a statement about her excitement to do the show, saying the following:

“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.”

Steven Spielberg also shared his thoughts on the show’s development and having Berry in the starring role:

“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.”

This is really big news, as another black woman will be leading a cast on network television. Hopefully Berry will have more success than Meagan Good did with Deception on NBC (that wasn’t a bad show!) and that her fan base will tune in. We sure will! This has definitely been a good year for Halle, from her pregnancy, to her marriage, getting her anti-paparazzi bill made into a law, and now news of a new TV opportunity. Congrats, lady!

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  • Say What?

    There’s a lot to be made in TV right now for black women. With the success of Scandal people are starting to see black women as they always were, which is human and not some caricature. Plus with the new baby working on television will allow her to stay in one place and spend more time than working on a movie would.

  • enlightenment

    I’ll be watching!!

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  • sasha

    Makes sense. TV seems to be where it’s at for BW. There are better, more complex leading roles for us there than in film (Scandal & Sleepy Hollow still running, the departed Hawthorne and Deception, etc.).

  • MrCubano

    I never thought I see the day Halle Berry play on a TV series. They must be paying her big bucks cause I doubt she comes cheap.

  • FromUR2UB

    The woman’s hair always looks great.