The first season of The Man Who Fell to Earth ended over the weekend, and many viewers are wondering if there will be a second season. Alex Kurtzman is behind the Showtime series, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters, and Bill Nighy. The drama is a reimagining of the David Bowie film of the same name with Nighy in the role played by Bowie.
“You know, I think that I never like to count my chickens, and honestly, I feel like I want to approach every season of every show in some ways as if it were the last season because I think that the audience needs to feel like the journey that they just spent eight to 10 to 12 episodes on is fulfilling in and of itself.
I think halfway through the first season, it became clear we wanted a second season. Obviously, the finale sets up a lot of things. Are the aliens coming back? What is that going to look like? If Season 1 was an immigration metaphor, forget about Season 2 when they all show up. That feels like a really compelling area of attack.”
As for Ejiofor, he also spoke about a potential return of The Man Who Fell to Earth:
“I would say from my perspective, there was something very whole about it and that was what was immediately exciting. That there was a completeness to it. You know, it wasn’t the sort of structure where you kind of had all of these questions at the end and all sort of held on a cliffhanger and you don’t feel satisfied by the conclusion of it. It felt like as a performer, as an actor and also reading the script, it felt like everything had been answered in an essential way, and it also left room as well. I mean, a very exciting room for the development of the story if it went that way.”
What do you think? Do you like this Showtime series? Would you watch season two of The Man Who Fell to Earth?