Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has been roped in to play the lead function in The Man Who Fell to Earth series, based mostly on Walter Tevis’ 1963 sci-fi novel that impressed the 1976 David Bowie film.
The Paramount Plus series has Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet on board as co-showrunners and are additionally writing the series.
The present will observe an alien, who arrives on Earth at a turning level in human evolution and should grapple along with his personal previous to decide our future.
Kurtzman will direct the present. “Chiwetel Ejiofor’s stage and movie profession are staggering in their bravery, dedication and high quality. He’s every thing we may think about and one million issues we are able to’t. We couldn’t be extra thrilled,” Kurtzman and Lumet stated in a press release to CBR.com
The 1976 Bowie-led The Man Who Fell to Earth was directed by Nicolas Roeg. The movie was the music icon’s first main display function and featured him as an alien stranded on Earth who falls into despair and alcoholism.
The Man Who Fell to Earth series will debut on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming rebranding of its streaming platform. The service will launch in the US, Canada and Latin America on March 4.