We recently learned that of Noah Hawley Alien TV series will start filming next year. That Fargo creator has turned in all of his scripts for the upcoming series, and FX president John Landgraf shared a few more details while speaking with THR.
John Landgraf was asked if Weylan-Yutani would play a major role in Alien TV series, and while the mysterious company is involved, Landgraf said a new company would be introduced. “That Alien The cinematic universe is that it’s a world where it’s sort of dominated by large corporate entities, and Weylan-Yutani has been an important component of the films,said Landgraf. “There are references to that company in this show. But it actually takes place in another company’s territory that Noah invented.Landgraf went on to compare the series to the first two Alien movie.
I’m a big fan of Alien and Foreigners, and I remember seeing them both in the theater and how shockingly original and surprising they each were in their own way. And so, similar to his approach to FargoNoah decided not to take Ripley or any character away Alien – except maybe the xenomorph itself – but go back and find out what made the franchise so great and so enduring in the first place, and see if he could find an experience that felt like walking into a theater and seeing one of the the first two films where you are caught off guard. That’s all I can say at this point though.
Ridley Scott’s Alien and James Cameron’s Foreigners are clearly the most popular and successful installments of the long-running franchise. They’ve also served as inspiration for almost every film in the series, but while it sounds like Noah Hawley will definitely use those films as an influence, he’s aiming to be just as different from them as Foreigners was from Alien. I look forward to seeing what he has done.
As John Landgraf mentioned, the TV series will not feature any known franchise characters besides the xenomorph. It will take place on Earth about 70 years in the future, and Noah Hawley has previously teased that it will open up the stakes of the typical “trapped” stories. “The alien stories are always trapped… trapped in a prison, trapped in a spaceship,Hawley said. “I thought it would be interesting to open it up a bit, so the stakes of ‘What happens if you can’t contain it?’ are more immediate.”
What do you hope to see from? Alien TV series?