The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 2: Renewal Status, Release date, and updates

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a brilliant sci-fi TV series conceived by Jenny Lumeg alongside Alex Krutzman. The series is adapted from a novel of the exact name by Walter Tevis published in1963. It features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Annelle Olaleye, Clarke Peters, Bill Nighy, Jimmi Simpson, Kate Mulgrew, Sonya Cassidy, Joana Ribeiro, and Rob Delaney. This series is basically a sequel to the original film released in 1976 with David Bowie in the lead. It made its debut on the Showtime network on April 24, 2022. A small part of the series was displayed at SXSW in March 2022. 


According to Showtime’s official synopsis, it reads: “An alien (Chiwetel Ejiofor) crashes deep into the oilfields of New Mexico with a mission: he must find the brilliant scientist Justin Falls (Naomie Harris), the one woman on earth who can help save his species. Even as he struggles to adapt to our world and to become more “human,” her faith in humanity couldn’t be lower. An unlikely duo, together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours. An inspired continuation of the novel by Walter Tevis and the iconic 1976 film starring David Bowie.”


Ever since its debut, the series received mainly favourable responses from the audience and critics. Many people have now been questioning whether the series will return with a second season. Here’s what we know about season 2 of The Man Who Fell to Earth.


Will there be a Season 2 of The Man Who Fell to Earth?


Unfortunately, there’s been no news about the series renewal status. Showtime has yet to greenlit the show for another season run. Given the success of its first season, we’re optimistic that the show will return at some point although we’re not sure when an official announcement will take place. 


When is The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 2 Releasing?


As stated earlier, the series is still yet to be renewed, and therefore, an official release date has not been announced so far. The showmakers are still quiet when it comes to the potential season 2 of The Man Who Fell to Earth.


The first episode of The Man Who Fell To Earth Season 1 was launched on April 24, 2022, a part of this series was also displayed at South by Southwest on March 12, 2022. Currently, a total of nine episodes are launched and the rest of the remaining episodes are yet to be published. It’s also not known how many total episodes the first season consists of since it’s still ongoing. This answers why a second has not been renewed till now. 


Taking into account the viewership and ratings of the first season, if Showtime renews the series for season 2, fans can expect to see the second season sometime in 2023.


The Cast of Man Who Fell To Earth Season 2


Here is the list of the cast who are expected to return if a second season is greenlit–


  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role of Faraday

  • Naomie Harris in the character of Justin Falls.

  • Annelle Olaleye will be seen portraying Molly Falls.

  • Clarke Peters will be seen playing Josiah Falls.

  • Bill Nighy will be back as Thomas Jerome Newton.

  • Jimmi Simpson will return as Spencer Clay.

  • Rob Delaney will reprise his role as Hatch Flood.

  • Sonya Cassidy will portray his role as Edie Flood.

  • Joana Ribeiro in the role of Lisa Dominguez.


Recurring characters expected to return are

Josh Herdman will likely return as Terry, Kate Mulgrew in the role of Drew Finch, and Martha Plimpton in the character of Officer K. Faraday among many others.


The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 2 Plot: What can we expect?


Plot details are not revealed for now mainly because the series is ongoing and nine episodes have been released so far. There are likely more episodes left to be aired which will affect the ending of the first season and leave an opening for a potential season 2 to continue the story. So for now, it’s safe to assume that the second season will resume from where the first season left off. Until then, let’s wait for further official announcements


Where to watch The Man Who Fell to Earth?


The first season of The Man Who Fell to Earth is currently available to watch on Voot.


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