Following up on word that CBS’s sci-fi drama Extant will premiere on July 2, the brief teaser offers no glimpse of star Halle Berry, but does emphasize the title’s meaning.
The focus is on life and existence — and the opposite of extinction— and also throws in a tagline that seems intent on referencing the Steven Spielberg connection.
“Life finds a way” should technically be credited to Michael Crichton, who penned Jurassic Park, but let’s face it, how many fans read “Life always finds a way” with Jeff Goldblum’s voice behind the quote?
Here’s a synopsis: Extant 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.
The series is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher (who wrote the script), Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will executive produce.
Extant also stars Pierce Gagnon, Camryn Manheim and Hiroyuki Sanada.