A new peek at Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris in the upcoming series based on the 1963 sci-fi novel by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth, has landed.

Many will be well aware that it isn’t the first time that the book has been the source of a visual interpretation, with David Bowie starring in a 1976 movie adaptation by director Nicolas Roeg that’s become quite a cult classic.

This ten-part serialised version comes from Showtime, and has some decent sci-fi pedigree with three-time Star Trek series creator Alex Kurtzman serving as one of the showrunners.

Speaking of Star Trek, former Starfleet captain Kate Mulgrew is set to appear in this new series, alongside such names as Jimmi Simpson, Clarke Peters, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy and the fabulously fun Bill Nighy.

The slightly longer new synopsis simply reads: “An alien arrives on earth with a mission: to learn to become human and find the one woman who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.”

The Man Who Fell to Earth is due to hit screens from April 24. Here’s the new trailer:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) at JB Hi-Fi.