The Man Who Fell to Earth Trailer Sets Showtime Premiere Date

Showtime has dropped the official trailer for the upcoming sci-fi drama The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris. The series is scheduled to make its debut on Sunday, April 24, with the first two episodes.

The Man Who Fell to Earth trailer, which you can check out below, features Ejiofor as an alien who arrives on Earth in hopes of saving it as well as his own planet. He along with a scientist must work together in order to change the fate of both worlds.

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Based on Walter Tevis’ 1963 sci-fi novel of the same name, The Man Who Fell to Earth will be led by Oscar nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomi Harris. The novel was first adapted into a film in 1976, where it was led by legendary singer David Bowie in his first starring role in a feature film.

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“The series will follow a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future,” reads the logline. “Harris plays Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must conquer her own demons in the race to save two worlds.”

The series is created, executive produced, and written by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Executive producers are Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, and Aaron Baiers.

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Additional cast includes Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy.

The Man Who Fell to Earth is being co-produced by CBS Television Studios and TANDEM Productions, a STUDIOCANAL Company, in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman/Beverly. STUDIOCANAL owns the rights for both Walter Tevis’ book as well as the iconic Nicolas Roeg film with Bowie.


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