Noah Hawley’s highly anticipated FX “Alien” series might not premiere until 2025.
The news comes from Hawley who is the series showrunner, writer and director saying the series is eyeing an early 2025 premiere date, assuming the ongoing SAG-AFTRA is resolved quickly.
“We’re all just waiting for the strike, and it will end,” Hawley told TheWrap.
“The plan right now is to go back in January and be shooting in February, and looks like shoot until July or so, which puts the air date somewhere in the in the first half of ’25,” Hawley said.
Filming on the “Alien” series was suspended in Thailand in late August due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
Sydney Chandler (Pistol) has been confirmed as one of the leading actors. Additional cast members include Essie Davis (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) as Dame Silvia and Adarsh Gourav (The White Tiger) as Slightly, Alex Lawther (The End of the F*cking World) will play the male lead, a soldier named CJ and Samuel Blenkin (Black Mirror) as Slightly.
The series will be the first Alien story set on Earth and will blend the horror of the original 1979 movie and the action of the 1986 James Cameron-directed sequel, Aliens. The “Alien” series will take place before Weaver’s Ripley character appears, and she will not be part of the show, as will none of the characters apart from the alien itself.
The project was first announced during Disney’s Investor Day presentation in 2020. It will be the first television series based on one of the greatest science fiction horror classics ever made: “Alien.”
Disney is also working on a new “Alien” film starring Cailee Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown”), which started production in Budapest on March 9 and is scheduled for an August 2024 release. In this ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring film series, a group of young people on a distant world find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.
The series will stream on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally under the Star banner.
Source: The Wrap