After years of rumors, it’s official – an Alien series is in the works at FX.
Amongst the dozens of announcement made during Disney’s Investor Day presentation, the Chairman of FX, John Landgraf, dropped the news:
“FX is moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greatest science fiction horror classics ever made.”
The franchise focuses on Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley and her continued battles with “the Alien” or Xenomorph. The original series ran through the late ’70s to the late ’90s and contained four movies: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. The 2010s brought two prequels: Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. The franchise went on to expand into video games, comics, and arcade games.
Check out Disney’s official announcement on Twitter:
Alien is currently in development at @FXNetworks. The first TV series based on the classic film series is helmed by Fargo and Legion’s @noahhawley. Expect a scary thrill ride set not too far in the future here on Earth. pic.twitter.com/jZe1CRFAZD
— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
Who’s Behind It?
Landgraf announced that Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) will write and also serve as an Executive Producer. Don’t worry, it’s reported that Ridley Scott is in negotiations to also serve as an Executive Producer.
The adaptation will land at Hulu as part of FX and Hulu’s exclusive streaming deal. The show will be the first Alien story to be set on Earth in the near future. And yes, that means Alien vs Predator will not be considered canon for the TV series.
Landgraf ended his announcement saying this, and we couldn’t agree more:
“… by blending both the timeless horror of the first ‘Alien’ film with the non-stop action of the second, it’s going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.”
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