Syfy UK Sets Premiere Date For ‘Extant’

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CBS’ Halle Berry fronted sci-fi series Extant will receive its UK broadcast premiere on Syfy UK on Tuesday January 20th at 9pm, it has been announced.

Extant is a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut (Halle Berry) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. The cast also includes Camryn Manheim, Michael O’Neill, Grace Gummer, Pierce Gagnon, Hiroyuki Sanada and Goran Visnjic.

The drama series was created by newcomer Mickey Fisher and is produced by Amblin Television in association with CBS Television Studios. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. CBS recently picked up a 13 episode second season for Summer 2015.

Speaking to TVWise before the series premiere in July, series regular Michael O’Neill called Extant “the highlight of my career”. “[Series creator] Mickey Fisher wrote something really special”, he added. “You know, we all read it and our eyes sort of popped out. And when you hit the last page of the script you want very badly to be able to turn the page to the next chapter”.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.