Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a familiar face to most of us from either his time as the dad on Supernatural, his role as the Comedian in Watchmen or as the lead in the Starz series Magic City. Now the actor has signed on to be a regular in creatively rebooted CBS series Extant starring Halle Berry.
Berry, along with Pierce Gagnon and Grace Gummer are the only returning regular from the series first season. Morgan will come on board as J.D. Richter, a womanizing, hard-drinking and reckless bounty hunter who thought he had seen everything, until Molly (Berry) enters his life.
Besides the casting change, its not clear exactly who the show will be different when it returns, but CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said: “We are making changes in terms of the mythology of the show. Molly is much more proactive after the threat to her world.”
Extant will return this summer.