Jimmy Jean-Louis has been cast on the new CBS sci-fi thriller, Extant. The actor, known for his role as “The Haitian” on the hit TV series Heroes will play astronaut Pierre Lyon, alongside Academy Award-winner Halle Berry, who starts an astronaut attempting to reconnect with her family.
The highly-anticipated series is about astronaut Molly Watts (Berry), who returns from a year-long solo space mission, and attempts to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, Extant is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 9 on CBS. The show also stars also stars Goran Visnjic and Pierce Gagnon as Berry’s husband and son.
Jean-Louis garnered critical acclaim starring in Philippe Niang’s Toussaint Louverture, a film about the 18th century leader of the Haitian Revolution, who changed the course of history.
Jean-Louis starred in the popular NBC show Heroes and more recently, Arrow (CW). His film credits include Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis and Monster in Law with Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez. He also co-starred with Academy Award-winner Mo’Nique in the movie Phat Girlz. Jimmy Jean-Louis is the founder and President of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a non-profit organization established in 2008 to help the underprivileged youth of Haiti.