Sci-fi classic ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ is getting a TV reboot

The Man Who Fell To Earth
Image: British Lion Films

Thomas Jerome Newton lives on.

The Man Who Fell To Earth, the sci-fi film starring David Bowie, is getting the reboot treatment.

As Variety reports, the series has been ordered by CBS All Access in the US and will be based on Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel and the 1976 Nicolas Roeg movie. However, the series will also explore events after the book and the film.

“Some strings will connect to both the novel and the film but if you haven’t seen the film or haven’t read the novel, it’s fine,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman told Variety.

“You’ll get to have an experience that’s entirely singular. If you have, you’ll have the benefit of understanding the history of the world that both of those things set up.”

Kurtzman hopes the series will arrive on screens sometime between late 2020 and early 2021. No word on who’ll be taking on the responsibility of portraying Bowie’s Thomas Jerome Newton character as of yet.

Check out the original trailer for The Man Who Fell To Earth below: