"The Wolverine" thesp Hiroyuki Sanada has joined the cast of CBS' summer fantasy vehicle "Extant," toplined by Halle Berry.
Sanada will play a wealthy tech genius focused on privatizing the world's space programs into a single entity. Series revolves around a female astronaut woman who struggles to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space, where she has experiences that will change the course of the world.
Leslie Moonves talked up the drama's prospects as a companion for "Under the Dome" next summer during the Eye's third-quarter earnings call this week.
Mickey Fisher wrote the pilot script on spec and is exec producing with Greg Walker, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Steven Spielberg.
Sanada is a regular on Syfy's "Helix" and has logged guest shots on ABC's "Revenge" and "Lost."
Actor Hiroyuki Sanada Joins CBS Summer Drama 'Extant'
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