A brand new teaser has dropped for Steven Spielberg's anticipated mystery thriller 'Extant,' and while it features a definition of its own, the 26 seconds can best be described as fleeting and esoteric.
Still, it’s something. The forthcoming summer series, which will star Halle Berry in a turn to the small screen, does not show the lead actress, or much of anything save a fetus, an animalistic eye, and some other brief images.
Meanwhile, if you weren’t exactly sure to what the title of the series was referring, the trailer offers meaning, though it goes short of declaring, “Webster’s dictionary defines ‘extant’ as…”
“Still in existence, the opposite of extinct” the teaser states, and while it plays over some ominous music, it’s hard to judge its effectiveness. Nevertheless, it hints as what some may have speculated about when the premise of the show was relayed.
Hally Berry is Molly, an astronaut who returns to Earth after a year in space and is looking to reconnect with her family. Of course, things don’t go as planned, and producers have offered this notion: “Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.”
Perhaps on her trip back, something came with her? The teaser also borrows from ‘Jurassic Park,’ which Spielberg directed, paraphrasing Ian Malcolm’s famed line, “Life will find a way.”
Spielberg has a kind of crappy record for tv, and the majority of film.Falling Skies is remade every season and retells the same story every season. Not that much growth. I'm shocked it remains on the air. His films tend to dumb down and simplify all plots and emotional content. My opinion is he ruined film because he set a trend others followed, preferring profit over quality of product. Let us not forget he retconed the guns into cell phones on the E.T re-release. Way to stand by your original intent and content. Any scifi is necessary when there has been so little of it, but I doubt adding his name involves creating a stellar product. Less than a season.