Just a few weeks after Bill Nighy joined the cast of Showtime’s The Man Who Fell To Earth series as Thomas Jerome Newton, we already have our first look at the actor stepping into the role made famous by David Bowie in 1976. In fact, the series is coming a lot sooner than many expected. Showtime has premiered the first trailer for its upcoming continuation of author Walter Tevis’ original novel, which picks up 40 years after Thomas’ story left off.
The trailer introduces us to Naomie Harris as Justin Falls, a down-on-her-luck mother struggling to make ends meet. But everything changes when she encounters Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor), an alien from a dying world who arrives on Earth not only to prevent his own planet’s demise, but also to keep Earth from suffering a similar fate. Recognizing Justin’s background as a scientist, Faraday asks her to help him complete his mission. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be easy. Along the way, the pair find themselves pursued by a host of government operatives. But they also get an assist from Nighy’s Thomas, who has been stuck on Earth ever since he failed to save his own world.
Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet co-wrote The Man Who Fell To Earth and are executive producing the series with John Hlavin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, and Ejiofor with StudioCanal’s Rola Bauer and Françoise Guyonnet. The cast also includes Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew and Clarke Peters. CBS Studios is producing the show alongside Secret Hideout and Timberman/Beverly.
The Man Who Fell To Earth will premiere its first two episodes on Sunday, April 24 on Showtime.
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