“Extant is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script,” said Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment. “Our partnership with Amblin for Under the Dome showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with Extant and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television.”
Season 1, Episode 1 – “Re-Entry”
Astronaut Molly Woods tries to reconnect with her family after returning from a 13-month solo mission in space. In the opener, Molly is shocked to learn she is pregnant; and she recalls a mystifying encounter with another person on the space station.
Season 1, Episode 2 – “Extinct”
Molly uncovers details of her mysterious pregnancy, when Sam gives her an ultrasound. Also, Kryger tells Molly about his own disturbing solo mission that the International Space Exploration Agency is keeping secret.
Season 1, Episode 3 – “Wish You Were Here”
Molly considers telling John about her pregnancy, after he confronts her about her distant behavior. Meanwhile, some parents become suspicious of Ethan when he attends school for the first time.
Season 1, Episode 4 – “Shelter”
Sparks tries to quarantine Molly, but she and her family flee to a remote island with her estranged father. When the agency closes in on them, Ethan is exposed to grave danger. Meanwhile, Yasumoto experiments with a strange and deadly substance.
Season 1, Episode 5 – “What on Earth Is Wrong?”
John begins to doubt Molly’s mental state when the validity of her pregnancy is questioned. Meanwhile, Ethan suffers a serious setback, and John and Julie disagree over how to care for him.
Season 1, Episode 6 – “Nightmares”
Molly uncovers top-secret footage that reveals the real reason the ISEA chose her for the solo space mission. Meanwhile, Ethan experiences his first dream, an unforeseen event for which he was not programmed; and Julie connects with a mysterious man she meets at a gym.
Season 1, Episode 7 – “More in Heaven and Earth”
Molly searches for her baby and becomes convinced the agency took the child. Meanwhile, John discovers startling advancements in Ethan’s programming; and Kern holds Kryger hostage in an attempt to recover the incriminating video he stole from the ISEA.
Season 1, Episode 8 – “Incursion”
Molly learns her baby is alive, and sets out with Kern and Kryger to intercept the child before Sparks and Yasumoto can relocate him. Meanwhile, John struggles to keep up with Ethan’s rapid development.