Following the success of this summer’s “Under The Dome,” CBS is re-teaming with Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television for a new straight-to-series order for summer 2014.
“Extant,” a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space, skipped the pilot process and was given a 13-episode order. In its official announcement on Wednesday (Aug. 7), the network teased that “her experiences lead to events that ultimately will 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,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said. “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.”
The new series is expected to air alongside the recently ordered second season of “Under The Dome” next summer.