Molly Woods returns for the second season of Extant
what can you tell us about the new season? Season two is a reboot, so we’re taking the themes of season one a little bit further. Last year’s show was a self- contained story because we didn’t know if we were going to come back for more. Now, we can head off in lots of different directions. where do we find Molly at the start of the season? At the beginning, we find Molly in a place called the Rest Well Recovery Center. It’s basically a mental hospital and she’s there against her will, but then along comes JD Richter – played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He takes her away to help solve a crime. How would you describe the relationship between the pair? These two unlikely people form a bond and a connection. They quickly realise that they both need each other – and they have great chemistry. How much do Molly’s two children – robot kid ethan and her nameless half- alien child – feature in the story of season two? Season two is not just about Ethan and the humanic world of robots. It’s also about her half alien/ half human child. We’ll be asking, “What do they want? Could Molly be the key to evolution? Would we be wiser, smarter and better if we co- existed with them in some way? Would our species grow? Would we evolve? Is this what we need to do to get to the next step of our evolution?” How do these questions affect Molly? Molly is in the middle because she’s mother of both children. She’s got one foot in each world and she has to navigate her way through this process, which has been a lot of fun for me to play. adam tanswell Extant season two airs Thursdays on Amazon Prime.