A series set in the Alien universe from Noah Hawley is officially set up at FX.
The announcement was made Thursday by FX chief John Landgraf as part of the Disney Investor Day presentation.
Hawley will write and executive produce the series under his 26 Keys banner, with Alien mastermind Ridley Scott in advanced talks to executive produce via Scott Free. FX Productions will produce. Per Landgraf:
“FX is moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greatest science- fiction horror classics ever made: Alien. 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. Set not too far into our future, it’s the first Alien story set on Earth—and 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.”
To date, there have been six Alien feature films, with the most recent being the prequel Alien: Covenant in 2017. There have also been two Alien vs. Predator films, which were both set on Earth and saw the two iconic sci-fi creatures square off against each other.
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