Extant: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: While many of its ideas are clearly borrowed from other sources, Extant benefits from a unique approach to some familiar stories and a strong lead in Halle Berry.


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Halle Berry stars as astronaut Molly Woods in this sci-fi thriller. When Molly returns from a 13-month solo mission in space, she tries to reconnect with her husband John (Goran Visnjic), a robotics engineer, and their son Ethan (Pierce Gagnon), a humanoid robot created by John, but quickly learns her time away has put a strain on her family. Complicating things further is Molly's shocking discovery that she is pregnant, which forces her to recall a mystifying encounter with another person on the space station. And to make matters even worse, she suspects people at the International Space Exploration Agency where she works know more than they are revealing.


Halle Berry
as Molly Watts
Goran Visnjic
as John Watts
Pierce Gagnon
as Ethan Watts
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Hideki Yasumoto
Michael O'Neill
as Alvin Sparks
Camryn Manheim
as Sam Barton
Grace Gummer
as Julie Gelineau
Maury Sterling
as Gordon Kern
Tessa Ferrer
as Katie Sparks
Brad Beyer
as Harmon Kryger
David Morrissey
as Tobias Shepherd
Hilarie Burton
as Anna Schaefer
Tyler Hilton
as Charlie Arthurs
Annie Wersching
as Femi Dodd
Sergio Harford
as Marcus Rawlins
Shree Crooks
as Young Katie
Shree Grace Crooks
as Young Katie
Enver Gjokaj
as Sean Glass
Anne Ramsay
as Laurie Vinson
Tami Roman
as Cass Hendy
Adam O'Byrne
as Ryan Jackson
Esther Scott
as Mrs. Wimberly
Alisha Boe
as Brynn Hendy
Kevin Ryan
as Balloon Vendor
Rick Kelly
as Segers
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Critic Reviews for Extant Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (23)

Extant makes a pretty terrific first impression. With 12 episodes still to come, the series at the very least has cleared its first big hurdle.

Jul 3, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

All [cast members] do a good enough job in the first episode with a tantalizing premise - and lot of grade A special effects - to make Extant worth checking out before it becomes extinct.

Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…

No one element of this show feels original, and yet I would totally watch more, even if just to peep at the sleek futuristic garbage cans again. (In the future, our trash is very compact.)

Jul 9, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pilot feels more like a sizzle reel than a story; it's enough to pique your interest, but that's all it does.

Jul 9, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Berry and the dependable Visnjic, as well as familiar supporting faces, all do a good enough job in the first episode with a tantalizing premise - and lot of grade A special effects - to make Extant worth checking out before it becomes extinct.

Jul 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Extant has a clever concept that would probably work better on a bigger screen (especially the orbital scenes). But it's thoroughly entertaining - even if you wind up watching it on your shrinky-dink cellphone. Read more at

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

The production design is mostly pretty great; futuristic without being off-putting. But the directing left a lot to be desired.

Jun 8, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

After a suspenseful first episode that sets up all these meaty themes and plot threads, the narrative loses steam, especially as it detours into the hidden agenda of the company and the Japanese tycoon who owns it.

Sep 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Extant is a hodgepodge that serves up some creepy moments but gets bogged down by the inelegance of its copycat nature. It rumbles when it should roar. It stumbles when it should soar.

Jul 3, 2014 | Full Review…

It's the question of what happened to [Molly and her former colleague) that Extant promises to explore, which gives the series the "thriller" part of its description.

Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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