The CBS series Extant is a new 13-episode serialized drama, premiering on July 9th. The mystery thriller tells the story of female astronaut Molly Woods (Academy Award winner Halle Berry), who tries to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space. Her mystifying experiences in space and an inexplicable pregnancy lead to events that will ultimately change the course of human history.
During a recent panel interview to promote the upcoming show, executive producer/ showrunner Greg Walker and executive producer/show creator Mickey Fisher were joined by show star Halle Berry to talk about the story they’re telling in this 13-episode season, how this show came together, that the movie Gravity was their benchmark for the space scenes, what flying in zero gravity is really like, how much the pregnancy will fit into the storyline, what makes us human, and just how open-ended this series is. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.