Grace Gummer to Join Halle Berry in CBS' EXTANT

Stage vet and NEWSROOM alum Grace Gummer has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS drama series EXTANT from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.

The serialized drama starring Halle Berry is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Gummer will take on the role of "Julie, one of John's (Goran Visnjic) principal partners in building the robot prototypes like Ethan (Looper's Pierce Gagnon), John and Molly's son," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As previously announced, Camryn Manheim will appear as Sam Barton, Molly's (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant. Michael O'Neill also co-stars.

The series will premiere in Summer 2014.

EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as a co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

Grace Gummer Broadway: Arcadia (Theater World Award), The Columnist. Off-Broadway/Regional: The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents at the Wild Project and Much Ado About Nothing at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles. Film: Meskada, Larry Crowne, Margin Call, Frances Ha. TV: Smash, Zero Hour.

Photo by Walter McBride




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