FX’s upcoming “Alien” TV series will begin shooting this year.
The news was shared today by FX Boss John Landgraf at the Winter 2023 Television Critics Association Press Tour. You can see what Landgraf said below:
“Noah is currently in production on the fifth season of Fargo but he’s in active preproduction on Alien, he’s written scripts… I think he’s meeting with his production designer in Austin this weekend, gearing up for production this year after he completes the fifth season of Fargo.”
The project was first announced during Disney’s Investor Day presentation in 2020 and will be the first television series based on one of the greatest science fiction horror classics ever made: “Alien.” The series will release on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally under the Star banner.
“Alien” will be helmed by Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley and Ridley Scott will produce the series via his Scott Free banner.
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.
A release date has not been announced yet