UK sci-fi fans rejoice, for Amazon has confirmed that it will be the exclusive streaming partner of CBS for the second season of sci-fi soap, Extant.
The second series of the Halle Berry-helmed sci-fi show will touch down in the UK on July 2, just hours after the CBS broadcast in the States. Berry will reprise her role as Molly Woods, an astronaut who returns from a 13-month solo mission in space only to discover she’s pregnant, despite believing herself to be infertile.
The second season will feature a drastically overhauled cast and will see Molly (Berry) come to the grim realisation that she has put the human race in jeopardy and herself and the mysterious JD Richter, played by Javier Bardem lookalike, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, may be civilisation’s only hope for survival.
Extant‘s first season was well-received by viewers, with a reasonably solid Metacritic score of 68 (out of 100) leading to CBS to renew the series for a second run back in October.
Jay Marine, Amazon’s Vice President of Amazon Prime Instant Video Europe said “Last Summer, Extant broke records on Amazon Prime Instant Video, quickly becoming the most watched premiere in our history. We’re delighted to be able to bring the next instalment of this star-studded suspense thriller exclusively to Prime members in the UK.”
The first season of the program is already available for folk to binge watch on Amazon’s service, along with an ever-increasing list of quality television shows, including Alpha House, Bosch and the award-winning Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor.
Prime Instant Video costs £5.99/month, or comes included for no extra cost if you’re an Amazon Prime customer. Amazon’s next-day service costs £79/year, which if you factor in the regular cost of Prime Instant Video works out at less than £8 more over 12 months. Unlike Netflix, Amazon doesn’t charge you any extra to watch content in 4K, provided you’ve got a smart TV and enough bandwidth.
You can watch Prime Instant Video online (PC, Mac) on iPad, Kindle tablets and regular Android tablets (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above) as well as most smart TVs, games consoles and through Amazon’s own Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices.