The futuristic thriller, about a female astronaut returning to Earth after a year in outer space, will be included in the network's summer line-up alongside 'Under the Dome'.
CBS has picked up another show from Steven Spielberg for its summer programming. The network has ordered "Extant", which is executive produced by Spielberg, Greg Walker, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Adam Rodin, straight to series for a 2014 summer premiere.
The futuristic thriller centers on a female astronaut who is trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.
" 'Extant' is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script," says Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. "Our partnership with Amblin for 'Under the Dome' showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with 'Extant' and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television."
Spielberg, Walker and Fisher penned the script for the new show.
Through his production company Amblin Entertainment, "Lincoln" helmer Spielberg has also executive produced CBS' latest summer hit series "Under the Dome", which is based on Stephen King's novel.