Amazon Prime Instant Video has snaffled another exclusive show ahead of its rivals. Drama ‘Extant’ – which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and stars Halle Berry – will air exclusively on Amazon’s streaming service in the UK in July.
Episodes will be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video the day after they’re broadcast in the US.
The series is produced by Spielberg’s Amblin Television production company, and will air on CBS in the US.
It sees Berry play an astronaut who returns from a year-long solo mission in space to find she’s inexplicably become pregnant. What happens next will have profound effects on the course of human history.
It also stars Goran Visnjic (‘Pan Am’, ‘ER’, ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’), Tyler Hilton (‘Walk The Line’, ‘Single Ladies’), and Sergio Harford (‘Conan’).
Both Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix are locked in a battle for streaming supremacy. Both are currently producing their own home-grown TV series. Netflix has the BAFTA-winning ‘Breaking Bad’ and the Kevin Spacey-starring ‘House of Cards’, and it's also working on a biopic of Queen Elizabeth II.
Amazon, meanwhile, has the John Goodman vehicle ‘Alpha House’, and recently saved the BBC period crime drama ‘Ripper Street’ from the axe by funding a third series, which has just started filming.
The first episode of ‘Extant’ will arrive on Amazon Prime Instant Video on July 10.