EXCLUSIVE: Clarke Peters, who recently starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 bloods, joins the Showtime drama The man who fell to earth.
Peters, who is best known for playing the role of Lester Freamon in Thread, joins the cast as a series regular alongside stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris and Jimmi Simpson.
The show, which recently switched from Paramount + to Showtime, will begin production in London later this spring for its 2022 debut.
Based on the Walter Tevis novel and the iconic 1976 film starring David Bowie, The man who fell to earth will follow a new alien character (Ejiofor) who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must face his own past to determine our future.
Peters will play Josiah Falls, patriarch of the Falls family, father of Justin Falls (Harris) and a gifted scientist and engineer whose surprising relationship with Ejiofor’s alien ushers in the next stage of human evolution.
Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet are currently writing and producing the series and will serve as showrunners with executive producer John Hlavin. Kurtzman will also direct several episodes of the series. Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Heather Kadin are also executive producers, alongside Rola Bauer and Françoise Guyonnet of Studiocanal. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman / Beverly.
Peters also played the role of Albert Lambreaux on Treme and other TV credits include Show me a hero, Damage, The Deuce, The Blacklist, True Detective, Jericho and Jessica jones. On the cinema side, he played in Three billboards outside of Ebbing Missouri, Harriet and Mona Lisa. Upcoming projects include The Irregulars, La Fortuna and The foundation.
He is replaced by Vanguard Management Group and Conway van Gelder Grant.