CBS announced that they have ordered Extant, a sci-fi series from Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, to air next summer. The serialized drama received a straight-to-series order of 13 episodes to be broadcast during the summer of 2014.
The drama is a futuristic thriller that is about a female astronaut who is attempting to reconnect with her family following one year in outer space. Her experiences will lead to events that change the course of history.
“EXTANT is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script,” said Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, in the company’s press release announcing the series. “Our partnership with Amblin for UNDER THE DOME showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with EXTANT and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television.”
Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will all serve as executive producers of the the sci-fi drama.
Amblin/DreamWorks has four series that are airing right now or in production: Under the Dome on CBS, Falling Skies on TNT, The Americans on FX, and Lucky 7 on ABC. Amblin Telvision is run by Co-Presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.