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Halle Berry comes to television to star in the CBS sci-fi series Extant

10.04.2013

Halle Berry is making the jump from movies to television by taking her first series starring role in the CBS science fiction drama EXTANT. Berry has long been sought after to play the lead in both network and cable series including HOMELAND and HOSTAGES, but EXTANT has the most intriguing premise of them all. The show follows an astronaut 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.

Berry will produce the series along with executive producer Steven Spielberg. Spielberg had lots of positives to say about the Best Actress winner:

“There’s only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen Extant to expand her illustrious career,” Spielberg said. “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.” Added CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, “Halle is the type of award-winning actress you dream of collaborating with for an event project such as Extant.”

It remains to be seen what the space experience exactly are. Knowing that this is coming from Amblin and Spielberg, I would assume aliens figure in somehow, but this could also just be a straight drama with science fiction undertones. Either way, I am intrigued by the project. Berry may seem like a big catch for CBS, but think back to the last big box office hit that she has had. Most recently, Berry appeared in the widely panned MOVIE 43 and the underrated Wachowski film CLOUD ATLAS. Aside from that she starred in the WWE Films flop THE CALL and next can be seen in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Notice a trend?

EXTANT has no premiere date scheduled but expect it sometime in 2014.

Source: Deadline

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10:46AM on 10/06/2013
“As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role."

Translated:

"I look forward to Halle Berry playing herself once again, with a different haircut, of course."
“As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role."

Translated:

"I look forward to Halle Berry playing herself once again, with a different haircut, of course."
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7:27AM on 10/06/2013
I dont think too many people will be excited for this...Halle's career has not been great lately...nor has she tired to bring back to A-List status....going to TV is not the way to bring her stardom back to where it was.
I dont think too many people will be excited for this...Halle's career has not been great lately...nor has she tired to bring back to A-List status....going to TV is not the way to bring her stardom back to where it was.
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7:00AM on 10/06/2013
I'll pass network tv is on life support anyway.
I'll pass network tv is on life support anyway.
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11:35AM on 10/05/2013
By doing a Spielberg TV show (although his track record there ain't golden), she might salvage some iota of credibility. It makes sense though that Halle Berry would move to television for the regular work and paycheck, after pretty much exhausting her star-power in movies that, quite fankly, should have been beneath her. I'm one of the people who thinks she earned her Oscar, but she spent far too much time since then playing to her looks and not her acting chops. Which means CBS should be just
By doing a Spielberg TV show (although his track record there ain't golden), she might salvage some iota of credibility. It makes sense though that Halle Berry would move to television for the regular work and paycheck, after pretty much exhausting her star-power in movies that, quite fankly, should have been beneath her. I'm one of the people who thinks she earned her Oscar, but she spent far too much time since then playing to her looks and not her acting chops. Which means CBS should be just right.
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10:09PM on 10/04/2013

Hmmm

Mr. Spielberg also said, "We are hoping for the Monster's Ball Halle Berry, not the Catwoman Halle Berry. However, we will accept the Swordfish Halle Berry."

Halle Berry's career is weird. She can most definitely act, but I guess her ego really gets in the way like her wanting Storm to have a bigger part in the X films. She does a movie produced by a wrestling company, and then Cloud Atlas, which she's very good in and is a very good film. I think she'll eventually end up on one of the
Mr. Spielberg also said, "We are hoping for the Monster's Ball Halle Berry, not the Catwoman Halle Berry. However, we will accept the Swordfish Halle Berry."

Halle Berry's career is weird. She can most definitely act, but I guess her ego really gets in the way like her wanting Storm to have a bigger part in the X films. She does a movie produced by a wrestling company, and then Cloud Atlas, which she's very good in and is a very good film. I think she'll eventually end up on one of the many cop shows after this. This show sounds interesting, but from the premise it doesn't sound like it could last a whole lot of seasons. I guess if she was doing things with aliens, they'll do a lot of flashbacks to that, but I think it'd be better without aliens and her just trying to fit back in the real world
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9:39AM on 10/05/2013
Your a fucking idiot for missing the point in my statement
Your a fucking idiot for missing the point in my statement
7:26PM on 10/04/2013
well not much is said about the scifi aspect of this, but it could be cool.
well not much is said about the scifi aspect of this, but it could be cool.
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7:06PM on 10/04/2013

The Call....

was not a flop. I believe it earned around $51mil on a $13mil budget. Terrible research. How do you just call a film a "flop" without even looking it up? You call Cloud Atlas underrated but I would call THAT movie a flop
was not a flop. I believe it earned around $51mil on a $13mil budget. Terrible research. How do you just call a film a "flop" without even looking it up? You call Cloud Atlas underrated but I would call THAT movie a flop
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10:16PM on 10/04/2013
I noted that when I read it as well, that I thought the call did pretty well financially, but I heard it was a bad film and it sounded like one. I never saw it. So you're right. However, the author just calls cloud atlas underrated (which I agree with). Being underrated has no denotation or even connotation with how much money a movie makes, or if it's a flop. So your last statement doesn't help your (valid) argument that the author didn't do any research and basically makes you look like a
I noted that when I read it as well, that I thought the call did pretty well financially, but I heard it was a bad film and it sounded like one. I never saw it. So you're right. However, the author just calls cloud atlas underrated (which I agree with). Being underrated has no denotation or even connotation with how much money a movie makes, or if it's a flop. So your last statement doesn't help your (valid) argument that the author didn't do any research and basically makes you look like a fucking idiot because your last sentence is just so completely unrelated and makes no sense. He never argued that cloud atlas wasn't a flop
2:22AM on 10/05/2013
I did see the call, and rather enjoyed it
I did see the call, and rather enjoyed it
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5:11PM on 10/04/2013

Not to sound like I'm defending "The Call", but...

...just to be fair, it was not a flop. It's actually WWE film's biggest hit yet and their new template for their film studio moving forward. My own opinion - yeah Halle has been slumming lately, but Spielberg isn't blowing smoke by saying she brings authenticity to everything she touches. I'm no avid fan of dramatic television series, but seeing Halle attached to this piques my interest.
...just to be fair, it was not a flop. It's actually WWE film's biggest hit yet and their new template for their film studio moving forward. My own opinion - yeah Halle has been slumming lately, but Spielberg isn't blowing smoke by saying she brings authenticity to everything she touches. I'm no avid fan of dramatic television series, but seeing Halle attached to this piques my interest.
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5:03PM on 10/04/2013

Good Grief

Halle Berry is a has-been.
Halle Berry is a has-been.
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4:46PM on 10/04/2013

Who cares?

First off, Halle Berry is one of the worst actresses working today. Second, man it's like I lose respect for Spielberg a little each day. I mean, I understand you want to promote your stuff, but do you seriously have to kiss her ass (of all people) THAT much?
First off, Halle Berry is one of the worst actresses working today. Second, man it's like I lose respect for Spielberg a little each day. I mean, I understand you want to promote your stuff, but do you seriously have to kiss her ass (of all people) THAT much?
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