CBS show “Extant” has a new cast member in actor Jeffery Dean Morgan, who will join the sci-fi series when it returns in summer 2015.

Morgan has been cast as a series regular in the Halle Berry drama produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. He will play the character JD Richter, a roguish womanizer who is also a mercenary/bounty hunter.

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The serialized series follows female astronaut Molly Woods, played by Berry, who discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction. Morgan will be the free-wheeling, hard-drinking and fearless everyman who thought he’d seen everything until meets astronaut Woods.

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The second season of “Extant” is set to premiere this summer, so keep an eye out for more.