Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ Canceled by CBS After 2 Seasons

Oscar-winning actress to produce upcoming legal drama, “Legalease,” for network


CBS has canceled the Halle Berry sci-fi series “Extant” after two seasons, TheWrap has learned.

The Stephen Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama has suffered declining ratings since its debut last year. Season 1 opened to 9.5 million viewers but closed out the season with only 5.4 million. Season 2 got only 5.2 million viewers when it debuted, and the finale dropped to 4.5 million.

CBS recently canceled “Under the Dome” after three seasons, which suffered from a large ratings drop off after opening well in Season 1.

The network also announced that Berry will executive produce “Legalease,” a new drama about a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a white attorney.

Steven Lichtman is writing the series in addition to serving as executive producer. Berry, Dan Thomas, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas will also executive produce.

“I am so proud of what we accomplished on ‘Extant,’” Berry said. “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.”