The Paramount + series The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is moving to Showtime, according to reports on Wednesday. The Man Who Fell to Earth is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name, which was previously adapted as a 1976 film starring David Bowie. The story follows an alien who travels to Earth seeking water for his home planet.
Deadline said The Man Who Fell to Earth will begin production in London in April and premiere in 2022. Showtime Networks president of entertainment Jana Winograde said: “We could not be more excited to bring The Man Who Fell to Earth to Showtime. This provocative drama, beautifully written by Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and John Hlavin harkens to the original film but feels reborn in capturing the themes of modern culture while challenging our assumptions of human nature. Chiwetel Ejiofor is a mesmerizing actor who draws you in with every action, thought and emotion, and he will be a phenomenal force igniting this journey.”
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