In space no one can hear you scream, but the xenomorphs are coming to Earth.
FX is in the process of developing a new hour-long drama series based on the popular Alien science-fiction horror film franchise. The series is being masterminded by Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley, who will be working alongside Ridley Scott, the director who launched the Alien franchise in 1979.
The series was announced today during the Disney Investors Call in which the company rolled out a number of announcements for projects coming in 2021 and beyond.
No other information about the project was released, though FX CEO John Landgraf describing it as a “Scary thrill ride.”
This is not the first time that the Alien franchise has come to planet Earth. The initial plan for the third installment of the franchise was initially set to take place on Earth and before a frame of footage was shot on the film, Twentieth Century Fox released a trailer teasing such a plot development. The aliens xeonmorphs finally did set foot on terra firma in the two Alien Vs Predator films, but those were terrible and are generally ignored when it comes to the continuity of the series.
Previously Scott had been expressing an interesting creating at least one more film following his two Alien prequels, Prometheuss and Alien: Covenant. Those plans were thought to be dead following Fox’s acquisition by Disney. It should be interesting to see if he will bring some of his ideas, be they either story points or thematic ideas, to the series.
No planned airdate for the Alien series has been announced.