has been shrouded in mystery ever since CBS released its first trailer
that defined the meaning of the word extant and gave viewers a hint on what the summer thriller is all about. With the latest release of another video promo, the premise of the is becoming less ambiguous.
The trailer, which was first released by Entertainment Weekly
, gives viewers a first look at Halle Berry in space. The Academy Award-winning actress plays Molly, an astronaut who returns to her family after a year-long solo mission in space, where she apparently has a strange encounter. She later discovers she's expecting a child though her pregnancy could signal several things, including a new phase in human evolution or even the possibility of the extinction of the human race-- as prophetically claimed by her young son Ethan (Pierce Gagnon).
The premise of Extant mirrors the upcoming mini-series Rosemary's Baby and the film Astronaut's Wife though the CBS series does offer a dose of drama as Molly struggles to adjust to domestic life and try resume her duties as a wife to husband John (Goran Visnjic) and mother to Ethan.
The series also features Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Hiroyuki Sanada (Helix), Grace Gummer (The Newsroom), Michael O'Neill (Bates Motel), Annie Wersching (24), Sergio Harford, Tessa Ferrer (Grey's Anatomy) and Tyler Hilton (One Tree Hill).
premieres on July 9, 2014 on CBS. Download the BuddyTV Guide App
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