'The Man Who Fell To Earth' TV Series Is Headed To You

August 2, 2019
David Bowies "The Man Who Fell to Earth" will become a television series.

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“The Man Who Fell to Earth” is getting revamped.

In an announcement at the Televison Critics Association summer press tour, it was made known that CBS All Access will be adapting the film, in which David Bowie starred in 1976, and book into an all new TV series, according to Variety.

The announcement included that the new show will place the story in a modern time and follow an alien, formerly played by Bowie, that comes to Earth to save his home.

Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet will be writing and executive producing on the project.

“Some strings will connect to both the novel and the film but if you haven’t seen the film or haven’t read the novel, it’s fine,” Kurtzman told Variety.

Though Bowie's character has not yet been cast, Lumet says that the number or actors she has in mind to reprise the role are "too many to name", Variety reports.

You can expect to see the series sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.

“It’s the story of an alien who travels the world to understand who we are as a species. Just from a pure production point of view, that’s not something we want to rush…This is something that needs to be done right which means it doesn’t need to be done fast.” Kurtzman said.

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