Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s latest TV gig is outta this world.
The Grey’s Anatomy/Supernatural alum will co-star opposite Halle Berry when CBS’ interstellar drama Extant returns this summer, the network announced Thursday.
Morgan will play JD Richter, a “roguish… free-wheeling, hard-drinking” mercenary/bounty hunter who is fearless/bordering on reckless, mostly because he’s got nothing to lose. He is the Everyman who thought he had seen everything until Molly Woods (played by Berry) enters his life.
Extant‘s first season followed astronaut Molly as she reacclimated to life on Earth after being impregnated by an alien life form during a mission in space.
Season 2, CBS president Nina Tassler recently told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, will see a change in the series’ central mythology (AKA Molly will go on a search for her alien offspring).
Morgan joins a cast that differs greatly from that of Season 1; Goran Visnjic, who plays Molly’s husband John, and Camryn Manheim, who plays her friend Sam, will return for a few episodes. Hiroyuki Sanada and Michael O’Neill, who played Yasumoto and Alan Sparks respectively, will not be back at all.
Morgan’s other TV credits include Magic City and Weeds.