Expanding her long career as a film fem fatale into television, Halle Berry is set to star in the upcoming CBS summer drama series Extant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show, produced by Steven Spielberg, is a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut (Berry) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.
Im always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity, said Halle. It compels me to run toward it no matter the medium.
The 47-year-old also added, For five months a year Ill get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year Ill continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one. Ive found amazing partners in CBSs Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.