New mom Halle Berry lands CBS show
October 7th, 2013
09:57 AM ET

New mom Halle Berry lands CBS show

Halle Berry is the latest film star to make a move for the small screen.

The 47-year-old Oscar winner will lead a new CBS serialized drama called "Extant" from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.

“There's only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen 'Extant' to expand her illustrious career,” Spielberg said in a statement. “As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her.”

Berry will portray an astronaut who returns home after a year-long solo space mission and tries to reconnect with her son and husband. The official synopsis hints that her "experiences in space and (at) home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history."

Spielberg is going to executive produce "Extant" along with Greg Walker, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Mickey Fisher, who penned the script. Berry will also serve as co-executive producer on the project, which is slated to bow on CBS in summer 2014.

“I'm always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains ... nuance and complexity, it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium," Berry explained of her decision to become a TV regular once again. (Nope, we haven't forgotten about "Living Dolls.")

"For five months a year, I'll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year I'll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one,” she added.

In that case, perhaps the latest addition to her family helped her decide to seal the deal. Berry and her new husband, Olivier Martinez, welcomed their first son together on October 5, making the actress a mom of two. She also has a daughter, five-year-old Nahla, with ex Gabriel Aubry.

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  1. Marsha Grof

    I have read many other blogs about this but yours seemed to sum it up perfectly. Thanks for posting this.

    November 15, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. No Find Janina...


    October 11, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Meh

    Great example of hot-broad -but -if -she -could -only -shut -up syndrome

    October 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |



    October 9, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. I love Halle Berry

    1st hub...beat the sh-t out of her, 2nd hub was s-x addict (a real one-not a man who loves sx there is a difference.). She met a stable guy who is helping her through her dysfunctional pain. Good luck too Halle and the kids!

    October 8, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. M.A.P.

    OVERACTER! And overrated. pLop!

    October 8, 2013 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lulu

    Halle, Sandra and Angelina are the best female actresses now....they represent intelligence, integrity, strength and charisma.....let's retire Jennifer Aniston and her boring one trick pony acting skills.

    October 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gail S

    So she's jealous that Sandra Bullock played an astronaut and now she wants to as well? Make this babe go away – she's useless.

    October 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peace ☮

    Her experiences will change the course of human history? Does she come back part alien or something?

    October 7, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |

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