By James Hibberd
January 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM EST
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Goran Visnjic stole the show in his doomed all-too-brief role in last year’s ABC drama series Red Widow, now he’s been cast in CBS’ upcoming sci-fi drama Extant.

Visnjic (ER) will play star Halle Berry’s husband John Watts on the show in a series-regular role. Also, Michael O’Neill (The West Wing, 24) has been cast as a former astronaut who now is the director of the privatized space program.

The serialized drama Extant is described as “a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.” The series launches Wednesday, July 2.