Halle Berry has just landed a co-star in her new CBS series, ‘Extant.’
According to Deadline, the talented Camryn Manheim joins the mystery thriller as a series regular. Manheim, who most recently popped up on ‘Person of Interest’ as the scary and badass Diane Claypool aka “Control,” will portray Sam Barton, best friend to Berry’s lead character, Molly.
The summer drama series executive produced by Steven Spielberg revolves around female astronaut Molly, who not only arrives home after a year in space to reconnect with her family, but will face dire circumstances when her experiences lead to events that just might change the course of human history.
Two strong leading ladies starring in a new summer sci-fi/thriller series? Yeah, I can deal with that.
‘Extant’ is the first series regular role for Manheim since appearing alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt on ‘Ghost Whisperer.’ She’s also known for her roles in ‘The Practice' (which scored her an Emmy nom and a Golden Globe win), ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘Harry’s Law.’
For those questioning a TV series with Berry, who is predominantly known for her big screen roles, Spielberg has no doubt that the Oscar-winning actress will dominate on the small screen, “We are incredibly honored that [Berry] has chosen 'Extant' to expand her illustrious career. As she does with everything she touches, she will bring a deep authenticity to her role and I very much look forward to working with her."