‘The Man Who Fell To Earth' is getting a readaptation on CBS
The Man Who Fell to Earth, the phenomenal 1976 feature based on the Walter Trevis novel of the same name is getting a facelift on CBS All Acess, the American over-the-top subscription streaming video-on-demand service owned and operated by CBS Interactive. The show is being put together by creators of Star Trek: Discovery, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.
The series will be co-produced by CBS TV Studios and Tandem Productions. The production was first taken over by Hulu, who apparently couldn't finish in the stipulated time, passing over the opportunity to CBS, who took it immediately. The movie saw David Bowie for the first time in a leading role and hence has a special place in the hearts of all his fan. He plays an alien who comes to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. With help from a lawyer played by Buck Henry, the alien uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. The movie is said to have explained the impact of technology leaders on the Earth's future.