Paramount+ has cast Doctor Strange and 12 Years A Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in The Man Who Fell To Earth, an upcoming sci-fi series based on the 1976 cult film starring David Bowie.
The Man Who Fell To Earth follows “an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.” Ejiofor will star as the mysterious alien with Star Trek: Disocvery producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet co-writing and executive producing. Kurtzman is also set to direct the series.
“Chiwetel Ejiofor’s stage and film career are staggering in their bravery, commitment and quality,” said Kurtzman and Lumet in a statement. “He’s everything we could imagine and a million things we can’t. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Ejiofor will be seen next reprising his role as the sorcerer Mordo in Marvel’s Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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