Scoop: CBS' Extant Adds 24's Annie Wersching

CBS Extant Annie WerschingAround the time that 24: Live Another Day will be clocking out, Annie Wersching will make her debut in a different summer series — CBS’ Steven Spielberg-produced, Halle Berry-fronted Extant.

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Premiering Wednesday, July 2, the thriller follows Molly Watts (Berry), an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in outer space. Her mystifying experiences in space lead to events that will no less than change the course of human history.

TVLine has learned that Wersching will recur as Femi Dodd, a member of the Yasumoto Corporation board who endeavors to insure that in our race toward a technologically advanced future, we don’t leave our humanity behind. Her position makes her a powerful adversary to Molly’s husband John (played by ER‘s Goran Visnjic), a developer of humanoid robot prototypes.

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Since wrapping her run as 24‘s Renee Walker, Wersching has kept very busy, guesting or recurring on shows such as Castle, Intelligence, NCIS, Dallas, Revolution and Touch (where she was reunited with “Jack Bauer” aka Kiefer Sutherland).

Wersching right now can be seen in the Amazon pilot Bosch, based on the Michael Connelly novels and starring Deadwood”s Titus Welliver.