This summer, CBS will try to repeat the success of last year’s summer hit Under the Dome. At this time, the brainchild of an ambitious television became futuristic thriller Extant, which raises questions about the existence of extraterrestrial life forms, the predominance of artificial intelligence, duplicity of the corporate world and the importance of a strong family.
Astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) returns home after a single space missions in Earth station. Molly tries to re-adjust to life on Earth, but do it after thirteen months of absence is not easy. Home waiting for her loving husband inventor John (Goran Visnjic) and android boy Ethan (Genon Pearce), whose wife raised as his own son.Health did not allow Molly to conceive a biological child, John creates Ethan and programmed it for the purchase of human experience and emotion.
Around a young family starting to happen mysterious events. Suddenly find themselves Molly learns that she is pregnant. However, the space station was no one but her. Puzzled Woods, trying to remember what happened to her, hiding his position from everyone, including the family and the authorities. John wholly absorbed the idea of production and the introduction of robots into society, does not notice the couple experiences.
“What I like about the idea Miki is the fact that before us is a true fusion of genres – says Greg Walker shouranner project. – On the one hand, the show looks interpretation “Rosemary’s Baby”, and on the other, it looks like a fantastic drama“Close Encounters of the third degree. ‘” Serial to some extent repeats motifs such cult films as “Artificial Intelligence”, “Solaris”, “Gravity” and even “2001: A Space Odyssey.” But it also has its own spirit, vector development and charm.
The author and the pilot script, Mickey Fisher, nurtured his idea for years, and then, according to the foreign press, wrote the introductory part in one sitting at Starbucks. Fisher’s work so impressed Steven Spielberg that he immediately connected to finance his company Amblin Entertainment, personally acted as executive producer of the first episode. Spielberg is also the name provided novelty attention from the media. According to the master of, among other aspects, it attracted well prescribed Pinned. Stephen was particularly moved by the story of the main character and her courage in such a quandary.
“One of the main challenges for me was to create a strong and vulnerable at the same time women are left in a precarious situation,” – says Fisher. The role of Molly Woods departed the Oscar-winning star Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball,” “X-Men”).The actress admitted that she instantly fell in love with her character, imbued with its image and add your own character.
Berry company in the series made Goran Visnjic (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Brad Beyer (“Lie to Me» / Lie to Me), Kemrin Manheim (“An Unfinished Life”), Grace Gummer (“Dear Francis”), Hiroyuki Sanada ( “Spiral» / Helix) and eight Genon Pierce (“I’d like to be here”), which became a small highlight of the project.
Extant – layered and exciting fantasy which will be enjoyed by the audience completely different from amateurs secrets boundless universe to fans insidious plots and intrigues. And the attention to detail, thoughtful direction and indifferent approach the actors to their roles exactly new show will provide a strong position in the line of top TV products. Extant first season will consist of 13 episodes.