SXSW attendees this weekend have been handled to the world premiere of Showtime’s new sci-fi sequence, The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as an alien who involves Earth in hopes of saving the folks on his dwelling planet. The community adopted up that premiere by releasing a sneak peek on the pilot episode’s first 5 minutes.
As we reported beforehand, the brand new TV sequence is predicated on the basic 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, which already spawned an iconic 1973 movie adaptation that includes rock star David Bowie because the titular alien. Developed and written by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, it started as a challenge for Hulu earlier than transferring to CBS All Entry (which has since been absorbed into Paramount+). Showtime will air the sequence within the US, with Paramount+ carrying it internationally. Per the official logline, “The Man Who Fell to Earth will comply with a brand new alien character (Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning level in human evolution and should confront his personal previous to find out our future.”
The TV adaptation introduces some clear deviations from the supply materials, beginning with Ejiofor’s character, an alien named Faraday. Invoice Nighy performs Thomas Jerome Newton, the character Bowie performed. (He even sports activities an analogous dashing hat.) Naomie Harris co-stars as Justin Falls, described as “an excellent scientist and engineer who should conquer her personal demons within the race to avoid wasting two worlds.” She has a younger son who bonds with Faraday. The forged additionally consists of Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson as Spencer Clay; Rob Delaney as Hatch Flood; Sonya Cassidy as Edie Flood; Joana Ribeiro as Lisa Dominguez; Annelle Olaleye as Molly Falls; Josh Herdman as Terry; and Kate Mulgrew as Drew Finch.
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