‘Extant’ canceled by CBS after two seasons; Halle Berry developing new show

While one door closes for Halle Berry on CBS, clearly another one is opening.

Let’s start here with what has to be considered the bad news: After two seasons on the air, “Extant” has been officially canceled. This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, given that the series generated very low ratings. The only reason why it was probably renewed in the first place for a second season was a rich streaming deal with Amazon, which helped to compensate for the numbers.

In a statement, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said the following:

“CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion … Extant played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series, and look forward to working with her on our next project together.”

Berry is going to work on developing a new legal drama for the network, and this will help to keep that business relationship going for at least a little while. At the moment, there is no work on if she will star in this project, or go back to the film world for a little while.

Either way, the reality here is that “Extant” is now officially extinct after its run on the network. Sad news for the fans, but this was an announcement we saw coming.

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