Grace Gummer Joins CBS’ Summer Series ‘Extant’

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The Newsroom alum Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS upcoming 13 episode drama series Extant, TVWise has learned.

Gummer has been cast as Julie, who works alongside John to create robot prototypes. She joins a cast which includes Oscar winner Halle Berry, Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Michael O’Neill (The West Wing) and Goran Visnjic (ER). Berry also serves as co-executive producer on the series, which is set to premiere on CBS on Wednesday July 2nd at 9/8c.

Created by Mickey Fisher, 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 drama series is being produced by Amblin Television & CBS Television Studios with Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serving as executive producers. CBS Studios International is handling global distribution.