Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim has been cast as a series regular in the new CBS drama series "Extant" from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly's (Halle Berry) best friend and closest confidant. The series will premiere in Summer 2014.
The serialized drama/mystery thriller stars Berry as about a female astronaut 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.
Manheim's credits include "Person of Interest" and "Ghost Whisperer," both on the network, as well as "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal."
"Extant" is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Berry will serve as a co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.