The Man Who Fell to Earth sci-fi classic is becoming a TV series – CNET
Writer/producer Alex Kurtzman is a busy man. He's deep into both Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Discovery, and his latest project will see him develop a TV adaptation of Walter Tevis' sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, another for CBS All Access. (Disclosure: CBS is the parent company of CNET.)
In it Bowie plays the otherworldly, tragic hero Thomas Jerome Newton — a humanoid alien who has come to Earth to retrieve water for his drought-stricken home planet.
Kurtzman is developing the new series with fellow Star Trek: Discovery writer Jenny Lumet. The duo will co-write the episodes — which will be a continuation of the story not a reboot — with Kurtzman directing, according to Deadline on Thursday.
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