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Halle Berry Agrees To Cancel 'Extant'; Readies New Legal Drama For CBS

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After two seasons and a creative revamp, CBS and Halle Berry has pulled the plug on the sci-fi drama series 'Extant' and simultaneously put into development 'Legalease', a legal drama that the Oscar winner will executive produce (and possibly star in).

"CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion," said Glenn Geller, President of CBS Entertainment. "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."

Berry, who will next be seen on the big screen in 'Kidnap', echoed his statement saying, "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. ‎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."

As for 'Legalease', the projetc, written by Steven Lichtman, centers 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 very particular justice system that will ultimately expose the biases we all harbor. Berry is currently just set to produce, but it sounds like perfect fit for her.

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