The Man Who Fell To Earth Adaptation

The Man Who Fell To Earth Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far

Showtime is working on a series The Man Who Fell To Earth adaptation, based on the classic sci-fi novel from Walter Tevis. Written in the 1960’s, and adapted to the screen previously in 1976 with David Bowie, it will be fun to see a new take on the story.
Walter Tevis also wrote The Queen’s Gambit.
 
This page was updated: 2/4/22
 
About The Book: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien disguised as a human, who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. Devastated by nuclear war, his home planet, Anthea, is no longer habitable. Newton lands in Kentucky and starts patenting Anthean technology—amassing the fortune he needs to build a spaceship that will bring the last three hundred Anthean survivors to Earth.
But instead of the help he seeks, he finds only self-destruction, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship.
 
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Current Production Status: Filming as of August 2021
 
Timeline:
August 2019- moves from Hulu to CBS All Access.
February 2021- Chiwetel Ejiofor cast as lead.
March 2021- moves from Paramount Plus to Showtime.
May 2021- filming begins.
 
Who Owns The Rights: CBS Studios, Showtime Networks
 
Who Is Attached: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Kate Mulgrew, Rob Delaney
 
Estimated Release: Spring 2022

 
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books to Screen Adaptations
 

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The Man Who Fell To Earth Adaptation

The Man Who Fell To Earth Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far