She is former Bond, girl, and X-Men star and an Oscar winner, and now Halle Berry is striving towards being an Emmy winner on television with the help of Steven Spielberg. According to a report from Deadline, Halle Berry is headed to television to star in the CBS series Extant which promises to be a sic-fi trip in line with something dreamt up by Kubrick.
Extant, from Steven Spielberg’sAmblin 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.
It’s rare to see a young Oscar winner like Berry jump to a smaller screen and star in a television series but the recent trend suggests that such a move was inevitable. Berry follows the likes of Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael J. Fox and others as big name actors to shelve their film careers in favor of a television series.
The concept seems like something that could latch on quickly though and having a name like Berry starring in the lead only means that audiences will be even more attracted to Extant than the otherwise would be.
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