The Man Who Fell to Earth’s television adaption debuted this past spring on Showtime. The Man Who Fell to Earth followed an alien named Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who came to Earth in search of solutions on how to save his species. It was influenced by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel of the same name and David Bowie’s 1976 film adaptation of the book. The series will be ending despite favourable reviews. The Man Who Fell to Earth won’t be airing on Showtime for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Along with Hlavin, Kurtzman, and Lumet co-created the show. Along with Timberman, Carl Beverly, Heather Kadin, Rola Bauer, and Françoise Guyonnet of Studiocanal, the team also served as executive producers. However, Kurtzman and Lumet still have overall deals with CBS Studios and are currently developing a number of series, including the Star Trek franchise.
The first and only season of The Man Who Fell to Earth is currently streaming on Paramount+ and Showtime. The drama was originally ordered by CBS All Access (now Paramount+) in 2019, but it was transferred to Showtime in March 2021 since the network thought it would fit better in their lineup of Premium programming.
There have been some negotiations about a potential second season, according to a Showtime spokeswoman. The network, however, chose to cancel the show after just one season. “Our thanks to the extraordinary Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, John Hlavin and Sarah Timberman who did a great job of turning the David Bowie film into such a resonant tale for our times. And kudos to a wondrous cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris and Bill Nighy for bringing it to life. Alex and Jenny originally intended The Man Who Fell To Earth to be a close-ended story. While we flirted with the idea of expanding it into a second season, we all ultimately decided to embrace it as a one season story well told.”