CBS Releases First ‘Extant’ Teaser

“Life always finds a way.”

In the context of CBS’s upcoming summer series Extant, starring Halle Berry, that sentence comes off as unsettling. The first teaser for the tale of an astronaut who returns home after a year at space, evokes the classic 2001: A Space Odyssey with its images of rebirth set against the backdrop of space. Since we know that Berry’s character’s journey could have a lasting impact on the entire world, and the meaning of extant is the opposite of extinct, the seemingly good willed tagline carries a hint of darkness.

What do you think Berry’s astronaut will bring back to Earth?

Extant premieres Wednesday, July 2nd at 9PM on CBS.