31 January 2014 5:26 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hot on the heels of yesterday's casting news for CBS's upcoming "Extant," another actor has joined the fray, and along with the details on that we have a teaser of what the show will actually be about.

Per TV Guide, Grace Gummer ("The Newsroom," "Smash," Frances Ha) will play Julie, one of John's (Goran Visnjic) partners in building robot prototypes like Ethan, John and Molly's (Halle Berry) son.

Robot children? Does that mean you can turn them on and off? Sign us up!


"Extant" is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut, Molly (Halle Berry), who is 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.

Camryn Manheim plays Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend. Michael O'Neill also co-stars. "Extant" is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. »

- Debi Moore

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