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Friday, December 5, 2014

Halle Berry stars in mystery thriller series "Extant"

Premieres January 6, Tuesday at 9:55pm

Academy Award winner Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods on EXTANT, a mystery thriller series executive produced by Steven Spielberg. EXTANT premieres first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment HD on January 6, Tuesday at 9:55pm. Berry plays Molly Woods, a female astronaut who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns from outer space. This may prove to be difficult as she is found to be pregnant after 13 months of being alone.  Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Berry stars along Goran Visnjic, who plays her husband John Woods, a robotics engineer heading the Humanichs project.  He created their android son, Ethan, played by Pierce Gagnon. As parents, their characters have conflicted feelings about their son. Questions about his humanity and his actual emotions are raised.

The cast also features Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada as Hideki Yasumoto, Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim as Sam Barton, The Newsroom’s Grace Gummer as Julie Gelineu and Michael O’ Neill from the Dallas Buyers Club as Alvin Sparks.

USA Today’s Robert Bianco praises Berry’s performance saying, “She brings a dignity and gravity to Molly, a projected intelligence that allows you to buy her as an astronaut and to see what has happened to her as frightening rather than ridiculous. Berry's all in, and you float along.”

Hank Stuever of The Washington Post said that the series is, “coolly conceived and professionally directed.” His point is further proven as EXTANT was chosen for the Critic’s Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), on Destiny channel 53, Cablelink channel 224, and other provincial operators nationwide. Like on Facebook (RTLCBSEntertainment) and follow on Twitter (@RTLCBSEntertain).

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