CBS goes into space with Extant

US broadcast network CBS will aim to replicate the success of Under the Dome with a new limited series from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

Under the Dome

Under the Dome

The channel has given a straight-to-series order for Extant, a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space.

CBS ordered 13 episodes, which will be produced by Amblin and CBS Television Studios. Spielberg, Greg Walker, writer Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are the executive producers.

CBS Studios International will handle worldwide distribution.

Extant will broadcast in the US in summer 2014.

Under the Dome was previously renewed for a second season, which will also air next summer.

Source: CBS / Futon Critic