"CBS All Access will explore a new space property beyond their ubiquitous Star Trek franchise. The streaming service announced on Thursday that it will adapt the sci-fi property “The Man Who Fell to Earth” as a series with co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet writing and executive-producing alongside executive producer John Hlavin.

The series is an adaptation of the Walter Tevis’ novel in which the humanoid alien Thomas Jerome Newton arrives on Earth from his planet Anthea, which is experiencing a terrible drought after many nuclear wars. Using his superior knowledge, he patents many inventions and plans to use the wealth amassed to make spaceships to migrate the desperate Antheans to Earth.

David Bowie took on the iconic role in Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film adaptation. The book also was made into an ABC series in 1987."

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