In an interview with deadline, John Landgrafchannel president FXrevealed that the series based on the franchise ‘Alien‘ is already in pre-production, and filming is expected to begin later this year.
“Noah [Hawley] he is currently working on the fifth season of ‘Fargo’, but he is also active in pre-production on ‘Alien’. I think he’s meeting with his production designer this weekend. Filming should take place this year, after he finishes shooting ‘Fargo’.”
It is worth remembering that Ellen Ripley will not appear in the series. The plot will take place in the near future on Planet Earth, decades before the events of the film’Alien – The Eighth Passenger‘.
Created by Noah Hawley (‘Legion’), the series will be an “extension and reinvention of the franchise”.
Ridley Scottdirector of the original film, will serve as a producer on the series.
In addition to the series, the franchise will also win a new film. The film will be directed by Fede Alvarez (‘Death of the Demon’), and is being described as an “independent and original story”.