Season 2 of Extant premiered just last week with a few changes. At Comic-Con on Thursday, two of its stars — Halle Berry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan — and the executive producers sat down to gab about what fans can look forward to on the rebooted drama.
Berry quickly recapped what happened to her character Molly in Season 1: She adopted a robot, went to space, and got impregnated by an alien. Then it turned out her alien son aged super fast. Then he died, and then the robot son got taken away, and then her husband got hit by a train. Then she got committed to, and subsequently escaped from, a mental hospital.
This season has lots of fun stuff coming: It turns out her alien son isn't dead! But more importantly, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be there. Morgan said his character, JD Richter, a cop investigating a series of mysterious deaths, and Molly "meet at a crime scene and sparks fly."
Berry said she was excited to have a man interested in her character. "Finally, a man that wanted to kiss me! My husband last season didn't want to come near me," she said.
Executive producer Craig Shapiro said they were excited to see the chemistry between Berry and Morgan, saying it "fizzes" on screen.
"Jeffrey and I do swap fluids," Berry teased. "You gotta wait for it!"
Also something to look forward to: A kick-ass fight scene in the finale. Shapiro wouldn't say who Molly fights, but promised "it's an amazing fight scene to wrap up the season."
Berry also briefly touched on why she went from a successful movie career to television. "I felt like, TV is the new frontier," Berry said. "The best writing is on television. There are great characters for women and women like me, my age group, my ethnicity, and I felt like to go do some quality work, which I was finding hard to do in the film world, I would go to TV. ... Television is where it's at right now."
Extant airs on Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
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