The casting changes continue to happen for the CBS summer series that stars Halle Berry.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as a series regular in Extant, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios.
Morgan will play JD Richter, a roguish womanizer and a cop of the future who is a mercenary/bounty hunter. He is free-wheeling, hard-drinking and fearless, bordering on reckless, mostly because he’s got nothing to lose. He is the everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (Halle Berry) enters his life.
Extant is a serialized mystery thriller about female astronaut Molly Woods, who discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and a mysterious stranger may be the only hope for survival.
The second season of Extant will premiere in summer 2015.