The full trailer for ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, a new sci-fi series coming soon to Showtime, has been unveiled. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays an alien who has fled his dying planet and seeks to save Earth from the same fate.
A new savior from outer space
At the beginning of last year it was revealed that there would soon be a new adaptation of ‘The man who fell to Earth’, although with a few twists in reserve. ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ is the new science fiction series that will premiere on Showtime next April 24and is inspired by both the novel by Walter Tevis and the film starring David Bowie in 1976, with which it seems to have some continuity.
Chiwetel Ejiofor leads the cast of the series as Faradayan alien who has been called to our planet and according to the official synopsis “arrives at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine his future.”
As we can see in the trailer, Faraday is determined to prevent Earth from withering as his own planet. At this point Justin Falls comes into play, the character from Naomi Harris, a scientist who discovers the arrival of the alien and decides to help him on his mission. Since things can’t be that easy, several different factions discover that there is an alien on Earth and try to capture him for their own benefit.
Completing the main cast of ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ we also have bill nighty, who plays Thomas Newton, the alien Bowie brought to life in the original film. The series will also feature jimmy simpson and kate mulgrewwhom we can also see in the trailer.
‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ has alex kurtzman and Jenny Lumet with showrunners. Both already have experience in the field of science fiction, as Kurtzman has served as an executive producer on “Star Trek: Discovery” and Lumet is one of the creators of the upcoming “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.”
“Chiwetel Ejiofor’s theater and film career is astounding in its value, commitment and quality. It’s everything we could imagine, and a million things we couldn’t. We’re so excited,” the showrunners said in a statement with the announcement. of the series.