Are women floating and working and being alone in space a thing? Cause I feel like CBS is trying to take some of Alfonso Cuaron's juju by premiering a series starring another well known actresss. Halle Berry is the astronaut on a lone mission, but comes back with some problems to deal with - EXTANT. I won't spoil it for you, but if you do want to know what Halle has to deal with just look at the trailer. I'm liking the fact that this looks like some real science fiction, and with a woman of color in the lead. You probably know how truly rare that is. The show actually looks deep. Spielberg is Exec. Producer so it might have that special something. EXTANT premieres July 9th at 9pm est. And the week before, look for the return of UNDER THE DOME on June 30th at 10pm. Stephen King is actually writing and extending the story beyond his original book.
Next up is Guellarmo del Toro's THE STRAIN, based on his and Chuck Hogen's novel trilogy. There hasn't been much of a look into the show, but the teasers are creepy. Check the one below to see what I mean. I haven't read the books either, but the story deals with virus outbreaks and vampirism. With Guellermo and FX behind it, I couldn't ask for more. Look for the premiere on July 13th at 10pm est.
And on August 9th, another female lead takes a trip. Not into space, but backwards through time. Starz is featuring its new series - OUTLANDER. Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, is thrown back in time from 1945 to 1743. She doesn't know why, but she's dropped in the middle of a war and has to figure out how to survive. The story is based on the books by Diana Galbadon.
Stay tuned for 2014 Summer TV Part 3.