Pierce Gagnon has just been given another chance to show off his acting chops as he’ll be playing Halle Berry’s (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘) son in CBS’s 2014 summer series ‘Extant‘. There’s been a lot of buzz starting go pop up about Berry’s first television show and with such a great child actor to back her up, it should be a great dynamic depending on who is cast in the role of her husband. Interestingly enough, early information about Berry’s child in the film was that the son that Gagnon will be playing is actually an android child. None of the follow up synopsis have mentioned this so it’s not sure if that has been changed, not all that important to the script, or just being kept under wraps for now.
While still a relatively new actor, Gagnon made it big working with Bruce Willis (‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For‘) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (‘The Dark Knight Rises‘) in ‘Looper‘. After seeing his work on that film, I’d love to see what else Pierce can do and am glad to see him sticking with the science fiction genre. If his quality of acting stays that high, he should have years of successful work ahead of him.
Are you looking forward to seeing Hally’s character playing across from Gagnon as an android? Do you think their dynamic will change with what Halle’s experience in space (possible pregnancy from an alien species)?
‘Extant’ will star Halle Berry and is being produced by Steven Spielberg for a Summer 2014 release.