CBS' Extant Adds Newsroom's Grace Gummer

Extant Season 1 Cast Grace GummerGrace Gummer will be aboard CBS’ Extant when it launches this summer.

The Newsroom actress will play Julie, who — along with Goran Visnjic’s John — is behind the creation of robot prototypes like Ethan, the son of John and Molly (played by Halle Berry).

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Extant is a mystery thriller that follows Molly, an astronaut trying to settle back into her home life after a year-long solo mission. Ultimately, her experiences in both space and at home will lead to events that change the course of history.

In addition to playing Jim’s Vassar-obsessed love interest on The Newsroom, Gummer’s resumé includes roles on American Horror Story: Coven, Zero Hour and Smash.

Extant, from CBS Television Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, is scheduled to bow Wednesday, July 2, at 9/8c.