Kate Mulgrew in Showtime’s The Man Who Fell to Earth
Kate Mulgrew, the Emmy nominated star Orange is the new black and Star Trek traveler, joined The man who fell to earth to restart. According to Deadline, Mulgrew will have a key recurring role alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris in the Showtime series. Mulgrew plays Drew Finch, described as “an agent who stands high on the dangerous slopes of the CIA and a collector of secrets. Emotionally fearless, a master at finding and exploiting the weak link, Finch must fight to keep his own past in the dark playing for the biggest stakes of his life. “
The man who fell to earth adapted from the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis. The story follows an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution. The alien must confront his past to determine the future of humanity. The book became a movie in 1976, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie.
Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet write and produce the series, originally scheduled for CBS All Access (now Paramount +) before switching to Showtime. Kurtzman and Lumet are showrunners alongside executive producer John Hlavin. Kurtzman is also a director.
“Walter Tevis’ visionary novel gave us a god of technology Willy Wonka from another planet, brought to life by the legendary performance of David Bowie, who predicted the impacts of Steve Jobs and Elon Musk on our world,” Kurtzman and Lumet said in a statement announcing the series. . “The series will imagine the next stage in our evolution, seen through the eyes of an alien who must learn what it means to become human, even as he fights for the survival of his species.”
Rola Bauer, Tim Halkin, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Heather Kadin are also executive producers. Aaron Baiers is co-executive producer. The series is co-produced by CBS Television Studios and Tandem Productions, a subsidiary of StudioCanal. StudioCanal holds the rights to The man who fell to earth novel and film adaptation.
Mulgrew also works with Kurtzman upon his return to the Star Trek universe. She will express a hologram created in her likeness Star Trek: Voyager character, Captain Kathryn Janeway, in the upcoming children’s animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
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