EXCLUSIVE: Former Lodge 49 star Sonya Cassidy rolls out like a series regular opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris in The man who fell to earth drama series on Showtime.
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis 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.
Cassidy will play Edie Flood, CEO of OriGen Industries, and a woman determined to protect her family’s premier tech company at all costs.
Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet write and produce the series, which recently switched from CBS All Access / Paramount + to Showtime, and will serve as showrunners with executive producer John Hlavin. Kurtzman will also direct several episodes. Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Heather Kadin are also executive producers, alongside Rola Bauer and Françoise Guyonnet of Studiocanal. The series, produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Timberman / Beverly, is set to begin production in London this spring and will premiere on Showtime in 2022.
Cassidy, who played Liz Dudley in the AMC comedy Lodge 49, has played or is recurring in series, including Woman in White, Humans, Rillington Place, Olympus, The Great Fire, Vera and Heaven. His film credits include Break the bank, survivor and The fifth state. Cassidy is replaced by UTA, Independent Talent Group and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.