Grace Gummer (The Newsroom) has been tapped as a regular on CBS‘ upcoming summer drama series Extant from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and CBS Television Studios. The serialized mystery thriller centers on Molly (Halle Berry), an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Goran Visnjic co-stars as Molly’s husband John. Gummer will play Julie, one of John’s principal partners in building robot prototypes. Gummer can be seen in the recurring role of Hallie Shea in HBO’s Aaron Sorkin series Newsroom. Other TV work includes American Horror Story and Zero Hour. Her film credits include Frances Ha and Margin Call. Gummer is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.