Louis Gossett, Jr. To Play Halle Berry’s Dad In New TV Sci-fi Series

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March 11, 2014 | 4:56am EST

Movie veteran Louis Gossett, Jr. is to play Halle Berry’s dad in Steven Spielberg’s much-anticipated TV drama Extant.
Berry will portray an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in space in the summer series, and Gossett, Jr. will play her estranged father, a retired doctor.
Goran Visnjic, Grace Gummer and Camryn Manheim have also signed on to star in Extant, which will premiere in July.