Teaser for 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' Series with Chiwetel Ejiofor
by Alex Billington
January 17, 2022
"My mission is your mission." Showtime has revealed the first look teaser for their sci-fi series titled The Man Who Fell To Earth, arriving this spring. Yes this is the same thing as the iconic 1976 sci-fi film that starred David Bowie, also titled The Man Who Fell To Earth. They're re-adapting the novel that the film was based on, written by Walter Tevis and first published in 1963. The logline for this one: "An alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future." The highly anticipated upcoming original sci-fi drama series The Man Who Fell To Earth – starring Oscar & Emmy nominee and BAFTA Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor – will premiere exclusively on Showitme in 2022. Naomie Harris will also star as Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds. The cast also includes Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, and Sonya Cassidy. This is just a first look teaser without much footage, but I'm intrigued. So far it looks good.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Showtime's series The Man Who Fell To Earth, direct from YouTube:
Based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name and the iconic film that starred David Bowie, The Man Who Fell To Earth will follow a new alien character (Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future. Showtime's The Man Who Fell To Earth series features episodes directed by Joss Agnew ("The Sarah Jane Adventures", "Young Dracula", "Casualty", "Poldark", "Deep State", "The Split", and "The Irregulars") and Alex Kurtzman (director of the films People Like Us, The Mummy; plus one episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" previously). With episodes written by Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, and Jane Maggs. Developed by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet; produced by Adrian Kelly, Stuart Sutherland; with John Lopez and Jane Maggs as supervising producers. Made by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout, and Timberman-Beverly Productions. Showtime will debut their new The Man Who Fell To Earth series streaming spring 2022 - stay tuned for more updates. First impression?
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