Harris & Simpson join Showtime’s The Man Who Fell to Earth

Shortly after the serial adaptation, led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, was relocated from Paramount + to Showtime, the roster for The man who fell to earth has with the additions of Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (No time to die) and Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), according to the deadline.

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Based on Walter Tevis’ science fiction novel and the film adaptation of the same name directed by David Bowie, the story revolves around an alien who arrives on earth at a turning point in human evolution and is forced to face his own past in order to do so doing determine both his and the future of humanity.

“Working with an actor of Naomie’s caliber is an absolute dream,” said Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and John Hlavin, series writers / showrunners / executive producers, in a statement. “Their strength, their complexity and their bold artistic decisions are an inspiration. We couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. “

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The 1976 film was directed by Nicolas Roeg from a script by Paul Mayersberg and was David Bowie’s first leading role in a feature film. Although the film was a financial disappointment when it was released, it received generally positive reviews from critics and has gained a strong cult following in recent years due to its surreal imagery and the performance of the musician. It is considered an important work in science fiction cinema and one of Roeg’s best films.

Besides Kurtzman, Lumet and HlavinThe man who fell to earth The series is also produced by Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, and Aaron Baiers.

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The series is jointly produced by CBS Television Studios and TANDEM Productions, a STUDIOCANAL company, in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman / Beverly. STUDIOCANAL owns the rights to both Walter Tevis’ book and the legendary Nicolas Roeg film with David Bowie.

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