“I was gripped by all the themes that Alex and Jenny had put into this story,” says Chiwetel Ejiofor of Showtime’s The man who fell to the ground series by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. “Themes that are really relevant today. I really think they are right up to the moment how we engage with each other in our human connections, but also our connection with our planet.
joins us on Hero nation The podcast added the Oscar nominee that for him “having it through the eyes of a stranger was so interesting to me.”
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Debuts tonight on the premium cable, the 10th episode TMWFTE is in many ways a sequel to the 1976 cult classic from Nicolas Roeg starring David Bowie.
But as I said in my review the other day, this is ambitious TMWFTE is “all small screen going big picture” with issues of race, inequality, gender, migration, environmental crisis and technology brought to the fore. “I was excited to have a little bit of distance, to look at it through this lens of an alien,” the insightful Ejiofor told us on the podcast.
In that perspective is Doctor Strange and Old guard alum is joined by another Oscar-nominated and James Bond franchise veterinarian Naomie Harris. Jimmi Simpson, Rob Delaney, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, Annelle Olaleye, Kate Mulgrew, Clarke Peters and Bill Nighy also star in The man who fell to the groundwhere the latter assumes the role that Bowie had in the Roeg film.
Speaking of a certain Marvel character and upcoming movie, Ejiofor informs us a bit about Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. No spoilers, but let’s just say that Elizabeth Olsen and co-star Benedict Wong have some very broad but clear connections to the larger and evolving MCU.
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