Tessa Ferrer is the latest actress to join the CBS summer series Extant. According to Deadline.com, she will be playing recurring character Katie Sparks, “an athletic and intelligent astronaut who is forced to make a terrifying decision when faced with unimaginable horror.” 

The 28-year old actress currently plays Dr. Leah Murphy on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. She joined the medical drama in a recurring capacity in season 9 and was promoted to series regular as of season 10. However, in March it was announced that her contract was not renewed. That means Ferrer will not be returning to Grey’s Anatomy next season.

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Extant, which is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, is a mystery thriller starring Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns to her family after a year-long solo mission in space. The series also features Goran Visnjic (ER), Pierce Gagnon (One Tree Hill), Camryn Manheim (Ghost Whisperer, The Practice), Hiroyuki Sanada (Helix, Revenge), Grace Gummer (The Newsroom), Michael O’Neill (The West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy) and Josh Malina (Scandal).

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So far not much has been revealed about Extant and while CBS has already released a 25-second teaser, it still doesn’t say much about its very vague premise. Watch the video below and tell us what you think: 

Extant premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 9pm on CBS. Download the BuddyTV Guide App to your iOS device and add the show to your personal watchlist to set a reminder. 

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Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV