CBS' Extant Recruits ER Alum Goran Visnjic

goran-visnjic-blogSay hello to Halle Berry’s new (on-screen) husband.

Goran Visnjic has signed on to play Berry’s spouse in CBS’ upcoming mystery thriller Extant, the network announced Wednesday.

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Visnjic’s John Watts is married to Berry’s 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.

Former ER doc Visnjic’s recent television credits include Leverage, Pan Am and Red Widow.

Extant also cast Michael O’Neill (Rectify, The West Wing) as Alvin Sparks, a former astronaut who now directs the series’ privatized space program.

The drama is scheduled to bow Wednesday, July 2, at 9/8c.

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