The Man Who Fell To Earth is being adapted for television, which is great news for lovers of 1970s science fiction who adored Walter Tevis’ novel and David Bowie’s landmark 1976 film. The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Bill Nighy, and Rob Delaney, will premiere on Showtime in the United States in April. It’s not a pure remake because it’s a fresh take on the novel and Bowie film, though writer and director Alex Kurtzman assure it will pay homage to prior versions of the sci-fi narrative.
This new series follows extraterrestrial Faraday, portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave, as he comes on Earth at a pivotal juncture in human evolution and must confront his own history in order to salvage our future. Naomie Harris portrays Justin Falls, a talented scientist who must overcome her own problems in order to rescue two universes.
Which science fiction novel is “The Man Who Fell to Earth” based on?
The late Walter Tevis wrote the book, which was released in 1963. It featured the story of TJ Newton, an extraterrestrial from the planet Anthea, who comes to Earth on a mercy mission but finds only loneliness and sorrow. The Hustler, The Color of Money, and the highly popular The Queen’s Gambit are just a few of Tevis’ other writings that have been turned into films and TV programs.
Alex Kurtzman, director of The Man Who Fell to Earth, adds, “I think it’s incredible and great that Walter Tevis is having his time right now.” “I wish he’d had more of it when he was living so he could see how much his work was valued.”
What does the plot of the show “The Man Who Fell to Earth” looks like?
The Man Who Fell To Earth is a film about an alien named Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who comes to Earth while his home planet battles for existence. He was dispatched to meet Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), a struggling mother and bright scientist, and warn her that his planet is dying and that the Earth is on the same path. Justin decides to assist him, but the two encounter several challenges, not the least of which is their own inner anguish, which may cost them their lives and put the fate of two universes in jeopardy.
“The Man Who Fell to Earth” Movie 1976
The film The Man Who Fell To Earth, released in 1976, became a cult classic. It starred David Bowie, the late British rock musician, as Thomas Newton, an extraterrestrial who had to disguise himself as a human in order to save his dying planet. Newton had to fight mankind’s selfishness and cruelty to preserve his world, which was suffering from a catastrophic drought. To provide water for his people, Thomas was compelled to establish a multinational firm and make billions. Candy Clark, Bernie Casey, and Buck Henry also appeared in the film as Mary-Lou, a lady who falls in love with him.
Trailer of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
When and where can we get to watch “The Man Who Fell to Earth”?
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a ten-part science fiction drama that will be broadcast on Showtime in the United States on April 24. The UK channel and release date are still to be determined, but keep an eye on this page as we anticipate an announcement soon.
Star cast of the show “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
“You have to rely on the ways you’ve dealt with others, the way you’ve felt like an outsider, the way you’ve attempted to belong,” Chiwetel Ejiofor says of how he perfected the character of extraterrestrial Faraday in The Man Who Fell To Earth. You must bring that to the role in order to really comprehend it. Inevitably, this brings up thoughts about your own path, over your own character.
Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance as Solomon Northup in the 2013 film 12 Years A Slave earned him a BAFTA nomination. He also starred as Okwe in the 2002 film Dirty Pretty Things and in the 2019 film The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. Chiwetel Ejiofor starred in Mary Magdalene, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and voiced Scar in The Lion King in 2019. He’ll also appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will be released later this year.
In The Man Who Fell To Earth, Naomi portrays top scientist Justin Falls. She’s previously played a number of notable roles, including Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise. She co-starred in the series The Third Day with Jude Law and as Madeline in the film Collateral Beauty. She’s also starred in the films Small Island, White Teeth, The Tomorrow People, and a few Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Bill Nighy will portray the humanoid extraterrestrial Thomas Newton, who has been inserted into this production of The Man Who Fell To Earth, in place of David Bowie. Rob Delaney (comedian and actor), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Sonya Cassidy (Humans), and Annelle Olaleye (Ted Lasso) all make appearances.
Full cast of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Clarke Peters, Bill Nighy, Annelle Olaleye, Jimmi Simpson, Sonya Cassidy, Kate Mulgrew, Joana Ribeiro, Rob Denaley, Sarah Molkenthin, Tanya Moodie, Daniel Topic, Quelin Sepulveda, Angela Sant’Albano, Josh Herdman, Tomi May, Sarah Quist, Coral Messam, Martha Plimpton, Sebastian Capitan Viveros, Gerard Monaco, Olivia-Mai Barrett, Felix Garcia Guyer, Christian Contreras, Jayne Aguire, Victor Alli, Nadia Albina, Jeff Mirza, Derek Miller, Christopher Simpson, Yao Chin, Anna Francolini, Clayton Smith, Laurie Kynaston, Raji James, David Sterne, Matthew George-Williams, Robert Daws, Hannah Bristow, Nichola McAuliffe, Morgan Deare, Paudge Behan, Robert Davis, Ricardo Castro, Sam Pamphilon, Cornelius Booth, Marcello Cruz, Biz Lyon, Giles Cooper, LJ Parkinson, Jake Fairbrother, Juliet Stevenson, Richard Stirling, Lynnruth Miller, Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Paul Freeman, Vera Chok, Liz Jadav, Alfredo Tavares, Mitchell Mullen, Jack Staddon, Kenton Thomas and Robert Jarvis
Directors of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
Alex Kurtzman and Joss Agnew
Producers of “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
Adrian Kelly, Jane Maggs, Bill Wolkoff, Stuart Sutherland, Aaron Baiers, Rola Bauer, Carl Beverly, Francoise Guyonnet, Tim Halkin, John Hlavin, Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Sarah Timberman and John Lopez
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