Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Extant is a futuristic thriller that revolves around a mysterious pregnancy. Sex is referred to frequently and sometimes takes place on-screen, but no nudity is shown. A married couple showers together and kisses intimately. The overall level of violence and gore is very low but may frighten or traumatize some children; due to a side plot about realistic robots a main character hopes to adopt out, viewers can expect to see and hear a lot of body-horror imagery: medical examinations, shelves full of disembodied robot eyeballs and faces, a hatch in a young boy's skin that leads to a battery pack. A small child is actually a lifelike robot and is frequently in danger or acting oddly, which may scare young viewers. A dead animal (a bird) is seen on-screen, and it's implied a young child killed it. Partygoers drink alcohol.
Since the plot revolves around a mysterious pregnancy, viewers can expect to see and hear many references to sex. A married couple kisses in the shower; no nudity is seen.
Suicide is referred to frequently. One of the main characters is a roboticist; unsettling shots of disembodied eyeballs and waxen, creepy faces are shown. Gore is low, but body-horror imagery is high.
Infrequent language that's rather subversive: In one episode, Molly utters a mild "dammit," prompting her work computer to demand $5 for the swear jar.
Women and people of color can achieve positions of power in science and on multiple levels of government.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Party guests are shown with cocktails. The main character specifically mentions she hasn't had alcohol in more than a year due to her job.