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It's finally happening. Alien is getting its own TV series and we expect it to be terrifying because, well, isn't that the point of Alien? Along with a million other announcements at The Walt Disney Investor Day like Black Panther 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder, it was announced that Disney and FX are working on an Alien series set in a not too distant future.
Spotted by Nerdist, the tweet from Disney has this to say about the project so far. "Alien is currently in development at FX Networks. The first TV series based on the classic film series is helmed by Fargo and Legion's Noah Hawley. Expect a scary thrill ride set not too far in the future here on Earth."
FX was involved in a merger with Disney in 2019 (a $71.3 billion merger with 21st Century Fox in fact) and the presenter at the Disney Investor day, John Landgraf, comments that this is what will help FX shows become a singular brand rather than having their work scattered across different channels. Disney and Hulu stepping in makes FX more prepared for future content it's exploring like Reservation Dogs, The Old Man, American Horror Stories, and of course the new Alien series.
Come one, come all to #DisneyInvestorDay! Expect major announcements from the worlds of @DisneyAnimation, @Pixar, @MarvelStudios, @StarWars, @NatGeo, @DisneyPlus, and more. Follow this thread for live updates starting at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT today! pic.twitter.com/Duh0KHcojG
- Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
"We are moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greeted science fiction horror classics ever made - Alien," Landgraf presents. "FX's Alien will be helmed by Fargo and Legion's Noah Hawley stepping into the creator executive producer chair working alongside Sir Ridley Scott. 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 a non-stop action of the second, it's going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats."
We don't want to get our hopes up too early but this sounds like a delightful delve back into the Alien world. And by delightful we mean terrifying and grotesque but that's what we're hoping for, you know? With Sir Ridley Scott involved, it's sure to be imbued with at least some of the spirit of the original Alien films.
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