Halle Berry is headed to your living room. Calm down, though, fellas.
The Academy Award winner has been tapped to headline Extant, a CBS drama produced by Steven Spielberg that skipped the pilot process and was ordered straight to series by the network in August.
It will focus on Berry as an astronaut who returns from a year-long solo mission in space and learns that her experiences there will play a key role in the future of mankind. Hmmm... sounds interesting. And very attractive.
“I'm always on the lookout for amazing roles and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium," said Berry.
"For five months a year I'll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman, and for the remainder of the year I'll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one."
It makes sense that Berry would select a television role at the moment: filming a television series does not require the sort of travel and crazy shooting schedule of a movie.
And the pregnant newlywed - congrats, Olivier Martinez! - will soon have a very good reason to wanna be at home more: a new baby!