A new series set in the Alien universe is currently in development at FX. Noah Hawley is teaming up with original Alien director, Ridley Scott for the project.
It will be the first television show to be based on the classic film franchise.
The announcement was made by FX chief John Landgraf during Disney’s Investor Day presentation.
“FX is moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greatest science- fiction horror classics ever made. Alien will be helmed by Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley stepping into the creator/executive producer chair. And FX is in advanced negotiations with Academy Award winner, Sir Ridley Scott – director of the first Alien film and the sequel, Alien: Covenant to join the project as an executive producer.”
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
Noah Hawley (of Fargo and Legion fame) will write and executive produce the series via his 26 Keys banner, while Ridley Scott is in preliminary talks to executive produce via Scott Free.
The new Alien series will be the first Alien story set on Earth in the not too distant future. It will blend the timeless horror of the original 1979 movie with the action of the 1986 film, which was directed by James Cameron. Additionally, the show promises to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.
Over the years there have been six Alien movies, which includes 2017’s prequel Alien: Covenant. There have also been two Alien vs. Predator films which were both set on Earth and saw the two iconic sci-fi creatures embroiled in a battle with each other.
There is currently no release date for the new Alien series at this time.