Halle Berry to Star in Steven Spielberg-Produced TV Drama ‘Extant’

Halle Berry is heading to the small screen.

The Academy Award winner is set to star in Extant, a new drama produced by Steven Spielberg, CBS announced on Friday. [via Deadline]

Berry, 47, will play an astronaut who tries to reconnect with her husband and son after coming home from a year-long solo mission in space. The twist? Her experiences in both space and home will lead to events that will change the course of human history.

Adds Spielberg: “There’s only one Halle Berry and we are incredibly honored that she has chosen Extant to expand her illustrious career . . . 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’s previous TV gigs include small roles on shows in the early ‘90s, including Knots Landing and A Different World, and made-for-TV films like Their Eyes Were Watching God and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.

The star, who is pregnant with her second child, can next be seen on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, due May 2014.

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