Actor Louis Gossett Jr. attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California

Actor Louis Gossett Jr. attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California

*Louis Gossett Jr. has been tapped to play the father of Halle Berry’s astronaut character in CBS’ summer series “Extant,” according to TVGuide.com.

“Extant” tells the story of Molly (Berry), an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space.

Gossett will play Molly’s gregarious but undependable father, Quinn, a retired doctor living out his days in an isolated island community, out of touch with the world and estranged from his daughter.

The Oscar winner for “An Officer and a Gentleman” and Emmy winner for “Roots” is slated to appear in at least two episodes beginning with Episode 4.

Goran Visnjic, Grace Gummer, Camryn Manheim and Michael O’Neill will also star in “Extant,” which hails from Steven Spielberg and will premiere on Wednesday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.