There used to be a time when kids dreamed of becoming astronauts. Clearly that time has passed, if Hollywood has anything to say about it. I mean, if it’s not enough to crush dreams by throwing orbiting debris clouds of death at Sandra Bullock in Gravity, they now also give us Extant, a new 13-episode series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, which has Halle Berry – who was just minding her business, all alone on a space station – get knocked up by some sort of ghost alien vision thing. Oh and she has a robot kid who doesn’t love her and may/may not kill birds in his spare time. Yeah, screw going into space, man.
“Extant” is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Extant also star Goran Visnjic, Pierce Gagnon, Camren Manheim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Grace Gummer and Michael O’Neill, and debuts on US TV network CBS on July 9, 2014.
Last Updated: May 16, 2014