The Man Who Fell To Earth sci-fi classic is becoming a TV series
The ‘70s movie made famous by David Bowie will come to CBS All Access.
There was an effort to do this as a series back in the 80s. Lewis Smith, who was known for his work in Buckaroo Banzai, was in the Bowie role.
I know this because I played “rebellious teenager in fringe jacket” whose mother was played by Beverly D’Angelo.
We filmed the pilot, and the series wasn’t picked up. They ran it as a Sunday Night movie.
EDIT: HOLY SHIT I FOUND A PROMO FOR IT ON YOUTUBE
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