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Halle Berry Heading to Television in New CBS Drama 'Extant'!

Halle Berry Heading to Television in New CBS Drama 'Extant'!

Halle Berry is set to star in the upcoming CBS summer drama series Extant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show, which is being produced by Steven Spielberg, is billed as 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.”

“I’m always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium,” Halle said in a statement. “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. I’ve found amazing partners in CBS’s Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.”

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  • GGGive

    yay for her

  • http://- Kate

    YES! YES! YES!

  • Danielle

    Well her last several movies have flopped, so hopefully for her this show won’t.

  • Shannon

    That’s great. TV probably means more time at home with her kids :)

  • anonymous

    I thought Jennifer Aniston would hit the small screen again before Halle.

  • jump

    @anonymous:

    Nah, Aniston still thinks she a movie star when in reality she’s a mediocre tv personality who had a good fortune with being a part of an ensemble cast comedy, hiring a high powered pr guy who has kept her somewhat relevant based on a divorce, baby watch, and bed partner count. So until Aniston gets her head out of the clouds and realize she is a tabloid celebrity, then maybe she will look for another ensemble cast for tv. Because she surely don’t have talent to command anyone’s interest for more than 30 minutes by herself.

    Congratulations to Halle for working with Mr. Speilberg! That’s huge for her.

  • Pork my Beans

    I will never watch anything with her in it !

  • ali

    Can’t imagine how she will do it all with a small baby at home, but maybe…

  • mix up

    poor thing she have to work so hard to buy all the smoke and rum for new hubby

  • cyn

    Halle’s statement reads like a bowl of verbal diarrhea. Translation: “I can’t get any decent movie roles, but hey, I got bills to pay so I’ll take what I can get”.

  • April

    @mix up: More like she has to earn money to support her good for nothing baby daddy who is collecting $20,000 monthly for his own kid. At least, her husband is man enough to beat the crap out of her worthless ex.

    Wishing Halle all the best as she has proven herself to be a surviror through it all. Can’t wait to see baby boy Olivier. He is sure to be a stone-gone fox like his papa.

  • mix up

    @ April thank you for let me know in the near future she will be paying two men $20,000. monthly for child support and remember Halle have more money than Olivier thank you for let us know.

  • Verity

    @cyn: Bingo! Dried up movie rolls, next move t.v.

  • O NO

    I HAVE TO MAKE SURE I DON’T TURN TO THAT STATION OR LOOK AT T.V. SHE IS SO BORING AND THAT SO CALL ACTING IS HORRIBLE.

  • Johnson

    Wish she would change that stupid hairstyle for once. And maybe get a manicure now and then??

  • Louise

    Such a talentless actress.

  • seriously!

    Some of you are so silly ..LOL.. she is a good actress she is an oscar winner and there is nothing wrong with television . Do you have any idea how many actors are doing some tv right now and it doesn’t stop them from making movies so right now some of you are just hating on her for noreason whatsoever … so get over it !

  • Shelbethegreat

    This is great news for Halle. I heard in one of her interviews for The Call that she wanted to find a way to spend time with her family and work. Television is a great vehicle and these days it pays so much. I don’t blame Halle, now she can go to work in the morning and come back home to her precious newborn and daughter in the afternoon. She doesn’t have to spend months away from her family or jet her new baby all over the world while she does a movie. When he gets older she can always do movies, the first months of a baby’s life is so special, not to be missed for any amount of money. You go girl!

  • Shelbethegreat

    Olivier is looking hot on that motorcycle. He’s rich, will be a new father and married to one of the most beautiful women in the world. Doesn’t get any better. Halle married a real man this time, good for her.

  • April

    @mix up: Olivier would never accept money to support his own child. He has no need because he has money of his own and is a real man (not a has been model) who can’t afford to foot the bill for his lifestyle and relies on a woman for that. What a loser not to mention he’s a bully who tried to jump on Olivier and got his ass handed to him on a platter. What a man, what a man what a mighty fine man. Halle lucked out with him and best wishes to her family.

  • name

    @ Shelbethegreat – you don’t know how tv works. Dramas often film from 6 am to 1 am the next day. Her kids will be with the nanny. And no, she won’t go back to making movies because by stooping to do a show on CBS she has finally admitted that her movie career is over. Everyone else in hollywood worked that out ages ago. I think it’s funny that she has to go to network tv after turning down so many prestigious cable dramas over the years because she thought she was better than tv work.

  • Shelbethegreat

    @name, your just jealous of this woman. Lots of movie stars do TV work, no shame in it. Tom Hanks does lots of television movies and does major movies all the time, they don’t get much bigger than that. Guess television didn’t stop him from going back to movies. When she does you can eat your hat. In fact Tom and Halle were in Cloud Atlas and she did The Call by herself which was a hit. Her movie career is far from over. Besides, you can make a ton of money these days in television. Charlie Sheen gets paid $2 million per episode, he does 15 episodes and makes as much as Angelina Jolie does in a year. Still, television makes sense as she will be filming in one location and they can fit it around her schedule. making time for baby. It’s produced by Steven Spielberg so what’s your problem. Your just green with envy.

  • mix up

    @ April please, It not what he want, went you marry someone who have more money than you and you get a devorce’s in calf. you will get child support it the law. and I prey Halle have a pre nap in place. and by the way how do you know what Olivier will do? do you know him personally went people are mad at each other it’s a diffent animal. The way you are speaking don’t sounded right what going on here.

  • Wurry

    She is not a strong actress at all and relies on her cred from that Oscar Oprah got for her. Plus, A LOT of people do not like working with her because she is reportedly so self obsessed.
    Wish the show luck I guess.

  • name

    @ Shelbethegreat – Yes Halle, I’m so jealous of your crappy career. And I’m sure Tom Hanks will shut down the production deal he has with HBO and get right on joining you on your CBS show. LMAO.

  • Amy

    @Shelbethegreat:

    LOL. TV schedules aren’t like that. It’s an hour drama. She’ll be working 14-16 hr days.

  • stella

    Sounds like some of this bitter women are jealous of Halle. keep doing what you’re doing Halle until their heads explode with hate.

  • Guest again

    @ stella, what kind of moronic comment is that? Just because someone doesn’t like this woman you say they are jealous, for real?
    Where’s the logic in that, you should stay off discussion sites because you are obviously not mature enough.

  • ML

    Halle Berry can spin this whatever way she chooses but at the end of the day it just proves what a useless wooden actress she is. She cannot get the film roles she thinks she deserves, no surprise there, and so she has to settle for this. She may not be so smug now. Ha Ha Ha She won an Oscar because of her skin colour and a film that was basically porn, not impressive at all. The real actresses get the roles she wants.

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