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An astronaut struggles to learn how she became pregnant while on a thirteen-month-long solo space mission.

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Series cast summary:
Halle Berry ...  Molly Woods / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Pierce Gagnon ...  Ethan Woods 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Grace Gummer ...  Julie Gelineau 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Tyler Hilton ...  Charlie Arthurs 20 episodes, 2014-2015
Goran Visnjic ...  John Woods 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Lynnanne Zager ...  G.I.N.A. 14 episodes, 2014-2015
Hiroyuki Sanada ...  Hideki Yasumoto 13 episodes, 2014
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...  JD Richter 13 episodes, 2015
Michael O'Neill ...  Alan Sparks 13 episodes, 2014
Camryn Manheim ...  Sam Barton 13 episodes, 2014
Kiersey Clemons ...  Lucy 11 episodes, 2015
Maury Sterling ...  Gordon Kern 11 episodes, 2014
David Morrissey ...  Tobias Shepherd 11 episodes, 2015
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An astronaut (Berry) returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Written by Anonymous

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Life always finds a way

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan (JD Richter) & Hilarie Burton (Anna Schaefer) are married in real life and have one son together. See more »

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A strong pilot and a promising show.
10 July 2014 | by tomhg38See all my reviews

Extant is an exciting well made new show which touches on multiple common science fiction themes weaved into some of the more mundane problems in life.

Only the pilot was available at the time I wrote this, but already there is a strong sense of where the show is headed thanks to the quick introduction of the story elements.

There is a mysterious occurrence told through flashbacks that happened when Halle Berry's character was on a routine space mission she has since returned from, and a spin on the classic Science Fiction debate of Artificial Intelligence, in this case directly impacting Berry's character's immediate family.

The budget felt like it was generous, the actors scripts and effects were all more than adequate to be believable, and they told just enough of the story to whet your appetite and have you postulating wildly.

I would strongly recommend this show to anyone who likes science fiction. If you aren't married to the genre its still well worth seeing, but the pilot's pacing was the measured introspective pace of much science fiction (the movie Moon is a prime example, although this is faster) and while I don't think it will be a problem for the majority of the audience, if you're on the fence and don't think you can handle a slowly unfolding mystery this might not be for you. I personally loved it.


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