Summer on CBS: First Look Video From Extant and Reckless
BY The Screen Spy Team
Published 8 years ago
While new Fall dramas are just around the corner, CBS also has a couple of summer series lined up that may be worth investigating.
We’ve got some first look video, premiere dates and log lines for summer space thriller Extant and the soapy legal drama Reckless below.
From Steven Spielberg, set in the near future, and starring Halle Berry, Extant follows the exploits of Molly, an astronaut who, upon completing a year long solo mission in space, sets about reconnecting with her husband and their AI child, Ethan back on Earth. (Think Spielberg’s David in AI, but slightly more creepy.) However, Molly’s world is rocked when she is given the news that despite all probability, she is pregnant. What really happened on Molly’s mission? Are aliens or artificial machines plotting to overthrow humanity, and how will Molly’s experiences in space help shape humanity in the months to come?
Expect plenty of questions about the nature of humanity, if machines can be real, and whether being human is something that can be taught.
The series also stars Goran Visnjic, Camryn Manheim, Pierce Gagnon, Annie Wersching and Grace Gummer.
Extant premieres Wednesday, July 9 on the CBS Television Network
Reckless is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival is Roy Rayder, a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum. When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD. Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox, a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless, a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz, Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi Briggs, an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.
Reckless premieres Sunday, June 29 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network