Several sources report today that CBS has officially pulled the plug on low-rated Halle Berry drama “Extant” after two seasons.
However, the network is looking to keep its star around. CBS is said to be developing “Legalese” a new legal drama that would keep Berry around, but as an executive producer. There are no plans at the moment for the Oscar winner to be before the camera as well.
“CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the “Extant” story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said in a statement. “”Extant”played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series, and look forward to working with her on our next project together.”
Added Berry, “”I am so proud of what we accomplished on “Extant”. This season seemed such a natural place to end Molly’s journey that I, along with CBS, felt it best served the story to leave it there. I’ve loved this experience working with such a talented cast and creative team. It was my first foray into episodic television, and I’m excited to continue my relationship with CBS, producing more compelling stories through my 606 Films production banner.”
“Legalese” will center on “a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol’ boy white attorney while working in a justice system that will ultimately expose the biases that society harbors”.