Halle will portray a female astronaut who struggles to reconnect with her family after returning from a long-term space mission. "Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history," CBS teases. The series premieres on July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, Leah will play a type-A astronaut — the daughter of the space agency's director.
At least now we know that Tessa — a cousin of George Clooney, another actor who has played a spaceman recently — is landing on her feet. And we feel optimistic that Gaius will, too, especially with his Friday Night Lights cred. Hey, Extant could use a hunky male astronaut, right?