Showtime, which inherited the project from Paramount +, has released the official teaser trailer. You can see it below.


From the novel by Walter Tevis (also author of The Chess Queen ) from which the cult of Nicolas Roeg was taken The Man Who Fell to Earth , with David Bowie , comes the series The Man Who Fell to Earth , played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris .

The official synopsis

An alien arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must face its past to determine our future.

Authors and cast

Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet , co-creators of Clarice (the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs ) and executive producers of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard , developed the project.

Naomie Harris will play Justin Falls, a brilliant scientist and engineer who must fight her own demons in the race to save two worlds. Jimmi Simpson will play Spencer Clay, a CIA agent whose obsession with the Alien’s true identity slowly drives him mad. Ejiofor will be the Alien.

The cast of The Man Who Fell to Earth will also see Kate Mulgrew, Joana Ribeiro, Josh Herdman, Rob Delaney and Clarke Peters .

The producers

Kurtzman and Lumet are showrunners alongside John Hlavin . Kurtzman has directed several episodes. Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Heather Kadin are executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios and Tandem Productions, a StudioCanal company, in association with Kurtzman and Timberman / Beverly’s Secret Hideout. StudioCanal owns the rights to both the novel and the film by Nicolas Roeg .

The series will arrive in the spring, although there is no exact date for now.