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Chiwetel Ejiofor Set to Star in New Series ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

Chiwetel Ejiofor Set to Star in New Series ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’

Chiwetel Ejiofor is taking on an exciting new role!

According to Variety, the Doctor Strange actor has been cast in the upcoming series The Man Who Fell to Earth which will air on Paramount Plus.

The show is based on Walter Tevis’ 1963 science fiction novel of the same name, which was adapted into a film starring David Bowie in 1976.

Variety writes that the series had previously been in development at Hulu, but that Paramount Plus “aggressively pursued the project” when Hulu ultimately decided not to move forward with it.

Chiwetel will play an alien who arrives on Earth during a crucial period in human evolution and must reckon with his own past in order to save humankind.

Showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet said in a statement, “Chiwetel Ejiofor’s stage and film career are staggering in their bravery, commitment and quality. He’s everything we could imagine and a million things we can’t. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Check out the trailer for Chiwetel‘s latest movie Locked Down!

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