Grace Gummer Joins Halle Berry CBS Thriller ‘Extant’

“The Newsroom’s” Grace Gummer has been cast as a series regular on the Halle Berry-starring CBS drama “Extant,” the network announced today.

She will play one of the minds in charge of building robot prototypes in this mystery thriller about a female astronaut struggling to reconnect with her family after she returns from space. Cast also includes Camryn Manheim and Goran Visnjic.

Extant” is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who penned the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Berry is a co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

Gummer, who has appeared in “Smash” and “Zero Hour,” is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.

“Extant” premieres at 9 p.m. July 2 on CBS.

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