“I was fascinated by all the themes that Alex and Jenny put into this story,” says Chiwetel Ejiofor of Show timeit is The man who fell to earth series by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. “Themes that are really topical today. I mean we are really up to the minute, in how we engage with each other in our human relationships, but also in our connection with our planet.
Join us on the nation of heroes podcast, the Oscar nominee added that for him “to have this through the eyes of a stranger was so interesting to me.”
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Debuting tonight on premium cabler, all 10 episodes TMWFTE is in many ways a sequel to Nicolas Roeg’s cult classic 1976 film which starred david bowie.
However, as I said in my report the other day, this ambitious TMWFTE is “everything small screen big” with issues of race, inequality, gender, migration, environmental crisis and technology brought to the fore. “I was thrilled to have a tiny bit of distance, to watch it through an alien lens,” the insightful Ejiofor told Us on the podcast.
From this perspective, the strange doctor and old guard alum is joined by another Oscar nominee and james bond franchise veterinarian Noemie Harris. Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy also featured in The man who fell to earththe latter assuming the role held by Bowie in the film Roeg.
Talking about a certain Marvel character and an upcoming movie, Ejiofor sheds some light on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. No spoilers, but let’s just say that the Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong co-star makes some very broad but distinct connections to the larger and evolving MCU.
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