Berry stars along Goran Visnjic, who plays her husband John Woods, a robotics engineer heading the Humanichs project. He created their android son, Ethan, played by Pierce Gagnon. As parents, their characters have conflicted feelings about their son. Questions about his humanity and his actual emotions are raised.
The cast also features Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada as Hideki Yasumoto, Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim as Sam Barton, The Newsroom’s Grace Gummer as Julie Gelineu and Michael O’ Neill from the Dallas Buyers Club as Alvin Sparks.
USA Today’s Robert Bianco praises Berry’s performance saying, “She brings a dignity and gravity to Molly, a projected intelligence that allows you to buy her as an astronaut and to see what has happened to her as frightening rather than ridiculous. Berry's all in, and you float along.”
Hank Stuever of The Washington Post said that the series is, “coolly conceived and professionally directed.” His point is further proven as EXTANT was chosen for the Critic’s Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.
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