In February, Showtime released the first full-length trailer for their redesign The man who fell to the ground. The new series is based on the same story that inspired the 1976 film starring David Bowie. Its new version The man who fell to the ground Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Kate Mulgrew and Bill Nighy. The series focuses on a humanoid alien landing on Earth as it tries to find a source of water for its planet. The alien is soon harassed, abused and held by humans. This week, Showtime released a new trailer for the upcoming show.
“An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) arrives on earth with a mission: to learn to become human and find the only woman (Naomie Harris) who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, he must “to save first Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris. Watch the series premiere on April 24 on SHOWTIME,” the YouTube description states. You can watch the trailer below:
Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet serve as The man who fell to the ground‘s showrunners, with Kurtzman being the director’s voice. John Hlavin will be executive producer along with Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Heather Kadin. Aaron Baiers will be a co-producer.
“Walter Tevis’ visionary novel gave us a tech god Willy Wonka from another planet, brought to life by the legendary David Bowie interpretation of the effects of Steve Jobs and Elon Musk on our world,” Kurtzman said. and Lumet in a statement announcing the series. . “The series will imagine the next step in our evolution, seen through the eyes of an alien who must learn what it means to be human, even when he is fighting for the survival of his species.”
“We could not be more excited to bring The man who fell to the ground on Showtime, “said Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., announcing the series’ move to the premium cable network.” , but feels reborn in capturing the themes of modern civilization while challenging our assumptions about human nature. “Chiwetel Ejiofor is an exciting actor who attracts you with every action, thought and feeling and will be an amazing force that will spark this journey.”
“Everything about this extraordinary story and its creative origins requires a bold, subversive approach to exploring what it means to be human in a world that has never been so connected and disconnected,” said Kurtzman, Lumet and Hlavin. “David Nevins and the entire CBS Studios team have really inspired us with their passion for this heritage and we are excited to call Showtime our new home.”
The man who fell to the ground premieres April 24 on Showtime.