Tessa Ferrer Cast as Astronaut on Extant

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Tessa Ferrer will leave Grey Sloan Memorial at the end of Grey's Anatomy Season 10.

But the actress has already found a new home.

With Gaius Charles and Ferrer both not having their contracts picked up for Season 11 of this ABC hit, sources confirm that the actress has landed a recurring role on Extant.

Tessa Ferrer on grey’s anatomy

The sci-fi drama will kick off on July 9 and star Halle Berry as an astronaut who tries to return to a normal life after a year in space.

But a life-changing event makes that impossible... and also threatens to change the course of human history.

Ferrer will portray Katie Sparks on the highly-anticipated series, an athletic, intelligent astronaut who must make a major decision when faced with something horrible.

Cue the suspense. And count us in.

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[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)