It’s officially curtains for Halle Berry‘s Sci-Fi drama ‘Extant.’
CBS, its network for two seasons, confirmed that the Steven Spielberg production will not be returning for a third run.
In an interesting (or should we say boss) move, the Oscar winning actress has been awarded a new series by the channel.
CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said of ‘Extant’s axe:
“CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion. Extant played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series, and look forward to working with her on our next project together.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, that next project will be drama ‘Legalease.‘
Co-Produced by Berry (as part of her two year-year deal with CBS), the show will centre on a “biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol’ boy white attorney while working in a justice system that will ultimately expose the biases that society harbors.”
As at writing, nothing is cemented as to whether Berry will have an on-screen role in the drama, although it’s said to not be the plan at present.