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'The Man Who Fell to Earth' Won't Return for Season 2 on Showtime (Exclusive)

The man who fell to earth will not come back Showtime.

Sources tell Hollywood Reporter Paramount Global-backed premium cable network refuses to continue Order the second season of the series. As the news broke, show hosts Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet originally envisioned the show as a closed limited series, but changed course midway through its first season. Executives were very pleased with the idea of ​​the show and thought the season’s ending was natural and appropriate, sources said.

“We thank the extraordinary Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin, and Sarah Timberman for doing such a great job adapting the David Bowie film to be so loud in our time Story work,” a Showtime spokesperson said in a statement to THR. “Thanks also to the wonderful cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris and Bill Nighy for bringing it to life. Alex and Jenny who were planning to fall to Earth is a closed story. While we considered expanding it into a second season, we both ultimately decided to accept it as a well-told one-season story.”

Series originally ordered as CBS All Access (now Paramount+) in , The Fallen Man is based on Walter Travis ( The Queen’s Gambit ) novel, adapted into a movie starring David Bowie. Ejiofor ( Many Years a Slave ) starring in the show, playing the new alien who landed Take on a role crafted on our planet so as not to be compared to the one the late rocker made famous. Harris, Nye, Jimmy Simpson and Kate Mulgrew also star in the show, which moved to Paramount + Company Siblings Showtime in March 2021 because the show fits better on the cable company’s roster. Advanced program.

Kurtzman & Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery) & Hlavin (Archer). They executive produce with Studiocanal’s Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin and Rola Bauer, and Françoise Guyonnet.

CBS Studios produced the show with Timberman/Beverly and Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Studiocanal owns the rights to Tevis’ novel and David Bowie’s 12 movie based on the book.

The decision not to move on with more people who fell to Earth also predates Showtime parent company, sources say Paramount Worldwide’s most recent executive change, in which David Nevins, who led a portfolio that includes Showtime – left and handed oversight of cable to Chris McCarthy. It’s worth noting that high-level scripted fare isn’t the focus of former Viacom rising star McCarthy. McCarthy oversees a suite of networks, including MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Paramount Network. (McCarthy’s deputy, Keith Cox, is the gatekeeper to all of Taylor Sheridan’s linear and streaming shows.) During McCarthy’s tenure, he largely moved Comedy Central and other networks from the premium script space. eliminated in.

Showtime’s roster of scripts includes the recently launched Let the Right One In and American Gigolo and Billions, The Chi, City on a Hill, The L Word, Yellowjackets and Your Honor, and many more.

Meanwhile, Kurtzman and Lumet continue their overall deal with CBS Studios and have multiple other shows for Paramount+ and Showtime, including Star Trek Franchise.



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